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VoIP LAN/MAN Traffic Analysis for NGN QoS Management

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Executive Summary

Strict requirement is emphasized regarding QoS guarantees of the NGN (Next Generation Network) networks today. DiffServ mechanism is applied mostly for classification of protocol data units of real time and conventional information streams in LAN/MAN environment. The dependence of VoIP traffic characteristics of the delay and the jitter sensitive IP telephony vs. voice codec applied can be considered an exciting scientific question. The paper analyzes Ethernet traffic generated by G.711, G.723, G.728 and Wideband (G.722) voice codecs. The self similar, fractal and multifractal properties of popular TCP based services (http, ftp, telnet, etc.) in LAN/MAN environment are well known for several decades. This paper studies the effect of UDP based current voice mechanisms on self similarity of the Ethernet data traffic.

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