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1. (WO2005112366) RATE SHAPER ALGORITHM

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/112366    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2005/001270
Publication Date: Nov 24, 2005 International Filing Date: May 11, 2005
IPC: H04L 12/56
H04L 29/06
Applicants: NOKIA CORPORATION
BERGHOFF, Gerald
Inventors: BERGHOFF, Gerald
Title: RATE SHAPER ALGORITHM
Abstract:
The invention proposes a rate shaping device, comprising a packet timing determining means (131) for determining departure times of packets to be sent, and a packet sending means (132) for sending the packets according to the determined departure times, wherein the packet timing determining means is adapted to determine the departure times by taking into account a desired data rate and a priority of the packets. The invention also proposes a corresponding method and a network system in which in a second network element the packets are fragmented according to the priority.