This Article 
   
 Share 
   
 Bibliographic References 
   
 Add to: 
 
Digg
Furl
Spurl
Blink
Simpy
Google
Del.icio.us
Y!MyWeb
 
 Search 
   
Design and Implementation of QoS-Provisioning System for Voice over IP
March 2006 (vol. 17 no. 3)
pp. 276-288

Abstract—In this paper, we address issues in implementing Voice over IP (VoIP) services in packet switching networks. VoIP has been identified as a critical real-time application in the network QoS research community and has been implemented in commercial products. To provide competent quality of service for VoIP systems comparable to traditional PSTN systems, a call admission control (CAC) mechanism has to be introduced to prevent packet loss and over-queuing. Several well-designed CAC mechanisms, such as the Site-Utilization-based CAC and the Link-Utilization-based CAC mechanisms have been in place. However, the existing commercial VoIP systems have not been able to adequately apply and support these CAC mechanisms and, hence, have been unable to provide QoS guarantees to voice over IP networks. We have designed and implemented a QoS-provisioning system that can be seamlessly integrated with the existing VoIP systems to overcome their weakness in offering QoS guarantees. A practical implementation of our QoS-provisioning system has been realized.

[1] “One-Way Transmission Time (Recommendation G. 114),” Int'l Telecomm. Union (ITU), 1996.
[2] J. Davidson et al., Deploying Cisco Voice over IP Solutions. Cisco Press, 2002.
[3] “Registration, Admission and Status Signaling (Recommendation H. 225/RAS),” Int'l Telecomm. Union (ITU), 1998.
[4] D. Collins, Carrier Grade Voice over IP. McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 2001.
[5] S. Wang, D. Xuan, R. Bettati, and W. Zhao, “Providing Absolute Differentiated Services for Real-Time Applications in Static-Priority Scheduling Networks,” IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 326-339, 2004.
[6] S. Wang, D. Xuan, R. Bettati, and W. Zhao, “Differentiated Services with Statistical Real-Time Guarantees in Static-Priority Scheduling Networks,” Proc. IEEE Real-Time Systems Symp., Dec. 2001.
[7] V. Paxson, “End-to-End Routing Behavior in the Internet,” Proc. ACM SIGCOMM, Aug. 1996.
[8] J. Alexander et al., Cisco CallManager Fundamentals. Cisco Press, 2002.
[9] “Gatekeeper External Interface Reference, Version 3.1,” Cisco Documentation, 2001.
[10] “Mesquite csim 19,” http:/www.mesquite.com, 2004.
[11] “Abilene Network Backbone,” http:/abilene.internet2.edu, 2003.
[12] “Recommendation H.323,” Int'l Telecomm. Union (ITU), 1998.
[13] M. Arango, A. Dugan, I. Elliott, C. Huitema, and S. Pickett, “Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) Version 1.0,” IETF RFC 2705, 1999.
[14] F. Cuervo, N. Greene, A. Rayhan, C. Huitema, B. Rosen, and J. Segers, “Megaco Protocol Version 1.0,” Megaco Protocol Version 1.0, 2000.
[15] J. Rosenberg, H. Schulzrinne, G. Camarillo, A. Johnston, J. Peterson, R. Sparks, M. Handley, and E. Schooler, “SIP: Session Initiation Protocol v.2.0,” IETF RFC 3261, 2002.
[16] “Nortel Networks: Voice over IP Solutions— Succession Enterprise,” http:/www.nortelnetworks.com, 2004.
[17] “Avaya IP Telephony Solutions,” http:/www.avaya.com, 2004.
[18] “Alcatel IP Telephony,” http:/www.alcatel.com, 2004.
[19] “3Com IP Telephony Solution,” http:/www.3com.com, 2004.
[20] “Delivering World-Class Telephony on a Distributed, IP-Based Architecture,” Nortel Networks, Feb. 2001.
[21] S. Jamin, S. Shenker, and P. Danzig, “Comparison of Measurement-Based Admission Control Algorithms for Controller-Load Service,” Proc. IEEE Infocom, Apr. 1997.
[22] D. Tse and M. Grossglauser, “Measurement-Based Call Admission control: Analysis and Simulation,” Proc. IEEE Infocom, Apr. 1997.
[23] G. Agrawal, B. Chen, W. Zhao, and S. Davari, “Guaranteeing Synchronous Message Deadlines with the Timed Token Protocol,” Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. Distributed Computing Systems, June 1992.
[24] S. Chong and S. Li, “($\sigma$ , $\rho$ )-Characterization Based Connection Control for Guaranteed Services in High Speed Networks,” Proc. IEEE Infocom, Apr. 1995.
[25] S. Love, J. Nowalk, N. Weiss, and K. Then, “A Case Study in Campus VoIP Deployment: Hype vs. Reality,” 2000.
[26] A.P. Markopoulou, F.A. Tobagi, and M.J. Karam, “Assessing the Quality of Voice Communications over Internet Backbones,” IEEE/ACM Trans. Networking, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 747-760, 2003.

Index Terms:
Voice over IP, real-time, delay, admission control.
Citation:
Shengquan Wang, Zhibin Mai, Dong Xuan, Wei Zhao, "Design and Implementation of QoS-Provisioning System for Voice over IP," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 276-288, March 2006, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2006.33
Usage of this product signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.