Mobility

Measuring Data and VoIP Traffic in WiMAX Networks

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Executive Summary

Due to its large coverage area, low cost of deployment and high speed data rates, WiMAX is a promising technology for providing wireless last-mile connectivity. Physical and MAC layer of this technology refer to the IEEE 802.16e standard, which defines 5 different data delivery service classes that can be used in order to satisfy Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of different applications, such as VoIP, videoconference, FTP, Web, etc. The main aim of the paper is to examine a case of QoS deployment over a cellular WiMAX network. In particular, the paper compares the performance obtained using two different QoS configurations differing from the delivery service class used to transport VoIP traffic, i.e. UGS or ertPS.

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