• Telecommunications operators are seeking to maximize their Returns on Investment in Next-Generation Networks. In converged broadband networks, providing guaranteed Quality of Service is a cornerstone capability, and essential for the successful commercial deployment and operation of new solutions, such as IPTV and IMS-based services.
  • A common problem with packet-based communications networks is guaranteeing Quality of Service end-to-end across different domains. The Netsocket Portfolio solved the problem with a bandwidth broker system that provides resource reservation and admission control in a Label Switched Path between Border Gateway routers.
  • The Netsocket Portfolio expands beyond basic IP networks to include the same end-to-end Quality of Service within a mobile telecommunications system.
  • Netsocket innovations have been included in ETSI and ITU-T Resource and Admission Control Sub-System (RACS) standards for Next Generation Networking that are widely adopted.

Technology & Applications

The Netsocket Portfolio comprises 36 patents, across 10 families around the world including the US, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and Europe. See the Netsocket Portfolio Lifecycle Chart.

Network Admission Control A means to provide Network Admission Control across independent administrative domains, including advanced and immediate reservations.
End-to-End Quality of Service Provides advanced guaranteed Quality of Service across independent administrative domains. The architecture separates functionality between packet forwarding in routers and QoS negotiation in agents.

NETSOCKET Innovators

Olov Schelén, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience with IP networking, emerging technology, and commercialization of technology companies.

In 2000 he co-founded Operax and served as CTO of the company until its purchase by NetSocket in 2008. At Operax, Dr. Schelén drove product strategies and standards for Operax’s resource– and policy-based admission control solutions, which support multiple independent services and applications over IP networks.

In addition to his technical leadership at Operax, he also was a key creator of the company’s business plan and was instrumental in raising its $45 million in venture capital.