ISSN : 1796-2021
Volume : 2    Issue : 4    Date : June 2007

Experimental Analysis of VoIP over Wireless Local Area Networks
Abderrahmane Lakas and Mohammed Boulmalf
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VoIP is a rapidly growing technology that enables the transport of voice over data networks such as
the public Internet. VoIP became a viable alternative to the public switched telephone networks
(PSTNs). In parallel, a dramatic increase is happening in the deployment of Wireless Local Areas
Networks (WLAN) in buildings and corporate campuses. Nowadays, WLAN is mostly used for
ordinary data services such as web browsing, file transfer and electronic mail. However, with the
emerging usage of VoIP telephony, WLAN are sought to be used as an access infrastructure for
enabling such applications. One of the issues of using VoIP over WLAN is the effects caused by
users roaming within and between WLAN subnets during a VoIP session. The latency and the jitter
are greatly impacted when the control of the mobile node is handed over from one access point (AP)
to another one. This poses a challenge to providing and preserving QoS for VoIP users in WLAN
environments. In this paper, we propose to study and measure the effect of the handover for both
intra and inter mobility for VoIP traffic.

Index Terms
VoIP, WLAN, Handover, Voice quality, Wireless mobility