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Recently proposed active queue management mechanisms can minimise the time packets spend enqueued at a network bottleneck by deploying shallow buffers with short-term burst tolerance. However, this shallow buffering causes noticeable performance degradation in the throughput for a path delay is higher above typical intra-country levels. Using a less-aggressive backoff for TCP combined with Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) can mitigate the impact of the shallow buffering, while safely decreasing the latency for applications using the Internet. The talk will introduce joint research into ABE: “Alternative Backoff with ECN” at the Universities of Aberdeen and Oslo, together with Swinburne University of Technology. This will describe the path to its standardisation and recent release in commercial operating systems.