Capacity Increase for Voice Over IP Traffic Through Packet Aggregation in Wireless Multihop Mesh Networks
Source: Karlstad University
Recently, Voice over IP (VoIP) has become an important service for the future internet. However, for ubiquitous wireless VoIP services, greater coverage will be necessary as promised by the advent of e.g. 802.11 WLAN based wireless meshed networks. Unfortunately, the transmission of small (voice) packets imposes high overhead which leads to low capacity for VoIP over 802.11 based multihop meshed networks. In this paper, the authors present a novel packet aggregation mechanism that significantly enhances capacity of VoIP in wireless meshed networks while still maintaining satisfactory voice quality.