Energy-Efficient VoIP over Wireless LANs

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Energy-Efficient VoIP over Wireless LANs
Emerging dual-mode phones incorporate a Wireless LAN (WLAN) interface along with the traditional cellular interface. The additional benefits of the WLAN interface are, however, likely to be outweighed by its greater rate of energy consumption. This is especially of concern when real-time applications, that result in continuous traffic, are involved. WLAN radios typically conserve energy by staying in sleep mode. With real-time applications like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), this can be challenging since packets delayed above a threshold are lost. Moreover, the continuous nature of traffic makes it difficult for the radio to stay in the lower power sleep mode enough to reduce energy consumption significantly. In this work we propose the GreenCall algorithm to derive sleep/wakeup schedules for the WLAN radio to save energy during VoIP calls while ensuring that application quality is preserved within acceptable levels of users. We evaluate GreenCall on commodity hardware and study ...
Vinod Namboodiri, Lixin Gao
Added 22 May 2011
Updated 22 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where TMC
Authors Vinod Namboodiri, Lixin Gao
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