This year several books on QoS from the angle of operators/engineers have been published HOWEVER, none of these titles tackle the management side of the problem. This book shows how to determine quality requirements of services, it discusses and considers the various means of allocating network resources and of supervising the service quality. Furthermore, it explores strategies for allocating network resources and their relation to revenue or operator utility as well as service allocation optimization. The book concludes with a Nokia case study that illustrates the previously mentioned concepts.
Essential reading for networking professionals wishing to understand service quality management in IP networks, as well as students needing to understand principles and basic techniques of service quality management.