In the paper we can find description such as the path capacity, and bandwidth measurement tools. The paper gives us discussion about measurement methodology, and bandwidth estimation.
There are lots of info about networks, and path capacity are presented in the paper. Here are excerpted from this paper:
In a packet network, the terms “bandwidth” or “throughput” often characterize the amount of data that the network can transfer per unit of time. Bandwidth estimation is of interest to users wishing to optimize end-to-end transport performance, overlay network routing, and peer-to-peer ﬁle distribution. Techniques for accurate bandwidth estimation are also important for trafﬁc engineering and capacity planning support. Existing bandwidth estimation tools measure one or more of three related metrics: capacity, available bandwidth, and bulk transfer capacity (BTC).
Additionally, this paper contains discussion around transmission rate, and bandwidth measurement.