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An Experimental Evaluation of Voice Quality Over the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol

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An Experimental Evaluation of Voice Quality Over the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol
— Most Internet telephony applications currently use either TCP or UDP to carry their voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic. This choice can be problematic, because TCP is not well suited for interactive traffic and UDP is unresponsive to congestion. The IETF has recently standardized the new Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP). DCCP has been designed to carry media traffic and is congestion-controlled. This paper experimentally evaluates the voice quality that Internet telephony calls achieve over prototype implementations of basic DCCP and several DCCP variants, under different network conditions and with different codecs. It finds that the currently-specified DCCP variants perform less well than expected when compared to UDP and TCP. Based on an analysis of these results, the paper suggests several improvements to DCCP and experimentally validates that a prototype implementation of these modifications can significantly increase voice quality.
H. Vlad Balan, Lars Eggert, Saverio Niccolini, Mar
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where INFOCOM
Authors H. Vlad Balan, Lars Eggert, Saverio Niccolini, Marcus Brunner
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