4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

Research Article

Performance Measurement for Voice Services in Heterogeneous Wired Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3222,
        author={Basel Alawieh and Rana Ahmed and Hussein T.  Mouftah},
        title={Performance Measurement for Voice Services in Heterogeneous Wired Networks},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Testbed VoIP SIP H.323 QoS Tunneling},
        doi={10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3222}
    }
    
  • Basel Alawieh
    Rana Ahmed
    Hussein T. Mouftah
    Year: 2010
    Performance Measurement for Voice Services in Heterogeneous Wired Networks
    TRIDENTCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3222
Basel Alawieh1,*, Rana Ahmed2,*, Hussein T. Mouftah3,*
  • 1: Department of Electrical Engineering Concordia University Montreal, Quebec,Canada
  • 2: Department of Computer Engineering American University of Sharjah Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • 3: Optical Networks Research Lab SITE, University of Ottawa Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
*Contact email: b_alawi@encs.concordia.ca, rahmed@aus.edu, mouftah@site.uottawa.ca

Abstract

Voice over IP (VoIP) service providers implementing different protocols in their core networks are required to coordinate in order to provision, support and deliver voice services to end clients. This paper presents a performance measurement experience for the transport of voice services across multiple heterogeneous wired networks. Our test results show that Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) protocol slightly outperforms IP in delivering voice services. Moreover, the type of call signaling protocol used, tunneling category adopted and the type of Virtual Private Network (VPN) implemented affect the overall quality and performance of voice services in terms of jitter and delay.