Verizon patent document outlines method of providing QoS based on bandwidth

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office last week published a patent application that Verizon (NYSE: VZ) filed in January 2014 that describes a method for determining quality of service (QoS) policy based on requested bandwidth.

As described in the abstract, the method may initially receive a connection request which includes a requested bandwidth that corresponds to an application. "The method may then determine a policy for an application data flow associated with the application based on the connection request," it states. "A bandwidth designation, which is based on the requested bandwidth, may be assigned to the application data flow based on the determined policy. Finally, the policy and the bandwidth designation may be provided so that a bearer can be assigned."

It's not clear how or even if Verizon will implement the technology to deliver the right amount of bandwidth for a given application. "We file many patent applications, but don't comment on any specific things that might or might not come of it," a Verizon spokeswoman told FierceWirelessTech. Application

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