Project to Stop Internet Congestion Wins European Award

By Roke Manor Research, PRNE
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

LONDON, November 24, 2011 -

Roke Manor Research, a Chemring group company, is one of the project partners of the EU-funded TRILOGY project, which has been given the Future Internet Award for its outstanding contribution. The award acknowledges the group’s efforts in developing the future Internet, in the context of ever-increasing traffic that is seeing broadband networks overloaded by new applications and video streaming demands.

The TRILOGY project has developed a long-term solution to Internet traffic congestion, minimising congestion at choke points to provide Europeans with faster, more reliable Internet connections. The three year €9.2 million project, completed in March 2011, brought together researchers and companies from Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Spain, UK and the US.

Dr. Robert Hancock at Roke, said: “Internet traffic has reached unprecedented levels and this demand has led to a decrease in bandwidth availability, at times casting doubt over the strength of the Internet design altogether. The TRILOGY Project has developed three new architecture blocks to help manage such Internet traffic congestion and we are extremely pleased to be part of the group that has had its achievements formally recognised with this award.”

Specifically, TRILOGY has developed the Multi-Path Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP). This is an extension to standard Internet TCP that enables data to be transmitted from one network node to another via multiple network paths at the same time, an algorithm for multipath routing to take advantage of multi-homing at endpoints and “congestion exposure” extensions to the Internet Protocol (IP) to monitor Internet congestion. In combination, they will enable a more resilient, flexible and cost effective Internet.

The results of the TRILOGY project are already being taken up by the ICT industry and integrated into open source and other commercially available operating systems to ensure that Internet connections become more resilient and flexible for all users.

Other TRILOGY partners include:

  • BT Plc
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • NEC Europe Ltd.
  • Nokia Oyj
  • Athens University of Economics and Business - Research Center
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • University College London
  • Université catholique de Louvain
  • EURESCOM - European Institute for Research and Strategic Studies in Telecommunications GmbH

About the Future Internet Award

The Future Internet Assembly is organised biannually by the country holding the EU Presidency. The Future Internet Awards are funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development, TRILOGY is a leading example of European future networks research.

About Roke Manor Research Ltd

Roke Manor Research Ltd, based in Romsey, Hampshire, is the principal electronics research and development centre of Chemring Group Plc. Founded in 1956, Roke is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of innovative solutions and contract R&D. Roke employs 450 staff and has over 430 patents to its name. Roke pioneers developments in electronic sensors, networks, and communications technology.  


For further information please contact: Russell Hardy, Roke, +44(0)1794-833000, russell.hardy at .

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