An analysis of voice over Internet Protocol in wireless mesh networks
Meeran, Mohammed Tariq
Tucker, William David
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The paper focuses on analyzing the affects of wireless mesh networks with some mobile nodes on Voice over Internet Protocol service quality. Our interest is to examine this in simulation to learn how to better deploy voice services on such a network in a rural community. Wireless mesh networks' unique characteristics like multi-hop, node mobility, coverage, and medium usage cause quality of service issues for Voice over Internet Protocol implementations. This research considers three wireless mesh scenarios on 26 mesh nodes. In the first scenario all nodes are stationary. In the second, 10 nodes are mobile and 16 nodes are stationary. In a third scenario, all nodes are mobile. Nodes move at a walking speed of 1.3m per second. The analysis and results show that while node mobility can increase packet loss, delay, jitter, Voice over Internet Protocol implementations in wireless mesh networks can be successful if there is no background traffic. We recommend that Voice over Internet Protocol implementations in wireless mesh networks with some mobile nodes and background traffic be supported by quality of service standards; else it can lead to service level delivery failures.