Performance evaluation of VoIP technology in an extended service set, in concordance with IEEE 802.11g

Marcelo David Núñez Cuadrado, Carlos Andres Jativa Huilcapi, Román Alcides Lara Cueva


In this paper, we evaluate the performance in function of the metrics associated to Quality of Service [QoS] and Quality of user Experience [QoE] in an experimental way in the VoIP service for G.711 and G.729 códecs. This was performed over an extended service set based on Wi-Fi technology in concordance with IEEE 802.11g standard using embedded systems. QoS related metrics are obtained by using the intrusive traffic injection technique. In addition, we assessed the QoE using the MOSc [Mean Opinion Score conversational] analysis. The best results were obtained for G.729, reaching up to 25 simultaneous injections with optimal delay, jitter and packet loss values according to the ITU-T recommendation for VoIP. However, the G.711 codec presented a better throughput. On the other hand, QoE evaluation indicates a slight superiority of G.729 in the MOSc appreciation. Finally, we conclude that packet loss and delay are the most influential metrics in VoIP service degradation.


Alix; ESS; IEEE 802.11g; MOS; QoE; QoS; VoIP.

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