quality of service

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quality of service

(communications, networking)
(QoS) The performance properties of a network service, possibly including throughput, transit delay, priority. Some protocols allow packets or streams to include QoS requirements.
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Thus, addressing the quality-of-service problem appropriately requires research to determine why the quality of service in Latin America is diminishing after the reform.
Recently, however, researchers have been recommending an analysis of the quality-of-service factor due to its noticeable reduction (Berg, 2006; Costas, 2006; Millan, 2006; Shirley, 2004).
Later, Ai and Sappington (1998) and Clements (2001) produced an econometric analysis that related telecommunication infrastructure and labor to the quality-of-service index.
Quality-of-service monitoring: Quality-of-service monitoring involves a regulator controlling the level of quality of service provided by the electric distribution utility (Holt, 2004).
The quality of service could be a hidden cost of privatization because the policies of regulation have neglected the quality-of-service issue (Costas, 2006).
These incentives relate to price, quality-of-service requirements, and mandates for system expansion.
Excluding reliability, the firm tends to protect profits by lowering the quality of service; however, including quality-of-service costs eliminates this tendency.
Multiple-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is the solution for metro high speed network service providers facing challenges of integrating new services with existing ones, maintaining quality-of-service along with guaranteed bandwidth, and providing reliable and responsive networks, according to author Tan (principle consultant, Couver Network Consulting).
The rapid delivery of high bandwidth, security and quality-of-service makes it enticing to mere mortals.
While researchers have provided an understanding of the properties of various quality-of-service mechanisms on a local scale, the effects of such mechanisms have not been studied on a global scale in large networks.
One in three consumers cite employee turnover as a significant and even crucial factor in examining quality-of-service delivery.
Moreover, it introduces a system of quality-of-service standards in order to improve the quality of service and a penalty system to be applied when the agreed standards are not met.After a lengthy inquiry by its Competition Directorate-General, the Commission has now granted an exemption for the REIMS II Agreement from EU rules on restrictive business agreements (Article 81@3 of the EU Treaty) and from Article 53@3 of the European Economic Area Agreement (as Norway and Iceland are EEA members but not in the EU).