Group Quality of Service (GQoS)

Group Quality of Service

Group Quality of Service (GQoS), iDirect’s award-winning bandwidth allocation algorithm, allows for countless possibilities of quality of service levels, bandwidth management and traffic prioritization.

GQoS provides network operators a significant increase in bandwidth management capabilities when prioritizing traffic for customers in a shared network environment. This results in more flexibility with traffic configuration and prioritization, more savings over conventional QoS, and improved customer service quality.

GQoS provides a comprehensive set of powerful, state-of- the-art features that bring new dimensions and options for traffic prioritization and bandwidth management. This can span multiple applications, multiple remotes, and even multiple sub-networks.

Combining GQoS with DVB-S2/ACM allows network operators to increase DVB-S2 efficiency gains by combining multiple small networks into a single, larger carrier. It also allows network operators to maintain distinct GQoS settings by remotes, bandwidth groups and applications. By tightly integrating ACM and GQoS, service providers can create more flexible service offerings and improve customer satisfaction in geographies commonly impacted by adverse weather conditions. For example, they can establish Extended Information Rate (EIR) options that maintain a fixed Committed Information Rate (CIR) during periods of rain fade, giving their customers the choice of more service level guarantees at different price points.