Voice transmission over IEEE 802.11 networks: main issues and restrictions

Arlindo Conceicao, Jin Li, and Dinei Florencio

Abstract

This work analyzes the voice communication over IEEE 802.11 networks (VoWiFi). It empirically characterizes the transmission problems of VoWiFi and describes scenarios where it could be used over the existing network technologies. The two major problems found were: the excessively long handoffs and the occurrence of bursts. We conclude that is feasible to use VoWiFi if, during a voice call, mobility is kept low, signal strength is high enough and the network capacity is not exceeded.

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Publication typeInproceedings
Published inWebMedia
PublisherACM
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