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Voice Quality Metrics in VoIP


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Voice Quality Metrics in VoIP

  1. 1. Applications
  2. 2. Outline Aims Objectives Over View of VoIP Technology VoIP Quality VoIP Codecs
  3. 3. Time Table April May June JulyProject proposal submission 10%Collection and study 30% information Analysis 35% 0.5% Simulation Write Report 0.5% 85%
  4. 4. Aim Comparing to VoIP systems by simulation.
  5. 5. Objective VoIP voice quality Codecs VoIP Equipment Phone Frequencies Bandwidth requirements Setup simulation
  6. 6.  VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). Sometimes referred to as Internet telephony. Sending voice information as digital form in discrete packets.
  7. 7. VoIP Protocol Description H.323 ITU standard protocol for interactive conference. MGCP (IETF) standard for PSTN gateway control. SIP IETF standard protocol for interactive and no interactive conference . RTP IETF standard protocol for media streaming . RTCP IETF standard that provides out-of-band control information for an RTP flow .ISDN (Integrated Services Network). RTP (Real Time Protocol).IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force ). RTCP (Real Time Control Protocol).MGCP(Media Gateway Control Protocol). ISDN (Integrated Services DigitalSIP(Session Initiation Protocol ) Network )
  8. 8. OSI Layer VoIP Protocols Application Softphone/Call Manager/Human Speech Presentation Codecs Session H.323/SIP/MGCP Transport RTP/UDP (Media) ; TCP/UDP (Signal) Network Internet Protocol (IP) Data link FR, ATM, MLPPP, PPP and HDLC Physical ….FR (Frame Relay). RTP (Real Time Protocol) .PPP (Point to Point Protocol). ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode).MLPPP(Multi Link PPP). Codecs (Coding decoding).HDLC (High-Level Data Link Control).
  9. 9. Low cost.Use existing infrastructure.Call forwarding.Voice mail and fax applications.Call waiting.Caller ID.Send documents and/or pictures while you talk at the same time.
  10. 10. Sound quality and reliability .Lack of continuous service during a power outage.Emergency calls (911) (Problem of locating call).Vulnerable to same attacks as IP data networksViruses, Worms and spams .Packet loss.
  11. 11.  Packet Loss.  Loss of packets severely degrades the voice application.  Network packets loss (as a result of congestion or rerouting in the IP network).  Late arrival loss (dropped at receiver).  Link failures or system errors. End-to-end Delay.  Transmission and queuing delay.  VoIP Typically tolerates delay up to 150ms before the quality of the call degrades .  Codec processing delay .  Packetizing/depacketizing delay. Jitter (delay variation).  Caused by queuing delay within the IP network.  Instantaneous buffer use causes delay variation in the same voice stream .
  12. 12. Sender Receiver De- Jitter Encoder Packetizer IP Network Decoder packetizer buffercoding distortion delay packet loss codec delay buffer-delay impairmentcodec delay network delay buffer-loss delay jitterOther impairments: echo, sidetone, background noise MOS (Mean Opinion Score).
  13. 13.  Codec is a process of digitizing the voice sample , or converting digitized signal into an analog signal. Each VoIP equipment must implement Codec in order to implement VoIP.
  14. 14. Codec Bandwidth/kbps CommentsG.711 Delivers precise speech transmission. Very low processor requirements. Needs at least 128 kbps for two-way.G.722 Adapts to varying compressions and bandwidth is conserved with network congestion.G.723 5.3/6.3 High compression with high quality audio. Can use with dial-up. Lot of processor power.G.726 16/24/32/40 An improved version of G.723 .G.729 8 Excellent bandwidth utilization. Error tolerant. License required.GSM 13 High compression ratio. Free and available in many hardware and software platforms. Same encoding is used in GSM cellphones (improved versions are often used nowadays).
  15. 15.  Books:  Olivier Hersent , “Deploying VoIP Protocols and IMS Infrastructure”, Second Edition (© 2011 John Wiley & Sons Ltd). Whitepaper:  Preparing for the Promise of Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) – Cox Communications World wide web: 