Resource Provisioning of VoIP Services Based on Voice Activity in IEEE 802.16d System
Existing uplink scheduling schemes at Subscriber Station (SS) in WiMAX suffer from problems like waste of resources and greater access delay for VoIP services. The authors propose an efficient uplink scheduling scheme to solve above mentioned problems. The SS uses two reserved bits of generic MAC header of IEEE 802.16d to record the voice status of current time unit and informs the Base Station (BS) without additional overhead. BS provisions the required bandwidth according to the voice status. The simple uplink bandwidth request method helps to decrease the access delay and increase the system throughput when the network size grows.