Multi-level scheduling method for multiplexing packets in a communications network
A method and system for data traffic management in telecommunications networks is presented. End user data streams are aggregated to achieve more efficient use of a communication channel. Bandwidth is dynamically allocated to the data streams of the various users, effectively reducing their communications costs. The system includes a class of service selector and a plurality of stream selectors. Each stream selector is associated with a single budget category. Data is placed into queues according to a priority assigned by the end user. Data packets are transmitted from their queues through the class of service selector and through one of the stream selectors in response to the traffic provided by the end users and the budget category subscriptions of the end users.