Patent Number: 8,219,612

Title: Method for managing data transmission between peers according to levels of priority of transmitted and received data and associated management device

Abstract: A method dedicated to the management of data transmission in peer to peer mode between peers that can connect to a communication network, each transmission being carried out by a peer, following the reception of a request from another peer, according to a selected reciprocity mechanism. When a peer wants to receive from another peer N blocks of data according to a first priority level X.sub.k selected in a set of at least two different priority levels, in assigning to this peer an exchange value equivalent to a number M of blocks of data to be transmitted to at least one other peer according to a second priority level X.sub.k' selected in this set, M being equal to N*m.sub.kk', where m.sub.kk' is a predetermined value function of the first X.sub.k and second X.sub.k' selected priority levels.

Inventors: Le Scouarnec; Nicolas (Rennes, FR), Champel; Mary-Luc (Marpire, FR)

Assignee: Thomson Licensing

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-10 0:00:00