On the Performance Gains of VoIP Aggregation and ROHC Over a WirelessMAN-OFDMA Air Interface

Date Added: Aug 2009
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A growing number of mobile WiMAX deployments are in progress worldwide and the technology is anticipated to play a key role in next generation mobile broadband wireless networks. However, although the theoretical potential of WiMAX technologies is already well established, independent, publicly released, thorough evaluations of WiMAX network performance in the real world are yet to become available. In this paper, the authors consider synthetic Voice over IP (VoIP) performance over the WirelessMAN-OFDMA air interface of a state of the art mobile WiMAX testbed operating at the 3.5 GHz frequency band and quantify the benefits of employing VoIP aggregation and RObust Header Compression (ROHC).