1st European Symposium on Mobility Management

Research Article

Increasing the VoIP Capacity through MAP Overhead Reduction in the IEEE 802.16 OFDMa Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_51,
        author={Vitaliy Tykhomyrov},
        title={Increasing the VoIP Capacity through MAP Overhead Reduction in the IEEE 802.16 OFDMa Systems},
        proceedings={1st European Symposium on Mobility Management},
        proceedings_a={EUMOBILE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={IEEE 802.16 VoIP Signalling overhead},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_51}
    }
    
  • Vitaliy Tykhomyrov
    Year: 2012
    Increasing the VoIP Capacity through MAP Overhead Reduction in the IEEE 802.16 OFDMa Systems
    EUMOBILE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16644-0_51
Vitaliy Tykhomyrov1,*
  • 1: University of Jyväskylä
*Contact email: vitaliy.tykhomyrov@jyu.fi

Abstract

One of the main issues with supporting VoIP service over 802.16 networks is the signalling overhead caused by the downlink MAP messages due to frequent transmissions and small packets. To decrease the MAP overhead, the 802.16 standard proposes some mechanisms, such as the compressed MAP and sub-MAPs. In this paper, we show by means of extensive dynamic simulations that sub-MAPs can reduce dramatically the signalling overhead associated with VoIP traffic and significantly improve overall VoIP capacity. At the same time, since sub-MAPs are more sensitive to packet drops, they tend to increase the number of HARQ retransmissions in downlink and transmission delays in the uplink direction.