The possibility of voice communications traveling over the Internet, rather than the PSTN, first became a reality in February 1995 when Vocaltec, Inc. introduced its Internet Phone software. This technology has advanced rapidly. This paper is aimed at making suggestions on things to consider when deploying VoIP onto a small enterprise network. Though the suggestions to be presented are centered on small network, some of the issues are applicable to a bigger network. These suggestions are based on some theoretical analysis, which are supported with some experimental work. An experiment was conducted for about 24 hours in order to capture the network measurement of a small LAN. The results obtained from the measurement were used in analyzing the whole network based on queuing theory; this provides ground for making judicious modifications to the network in order to support the deployment of Voice over IP.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 8th World Multi Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics|
|Place of Publication||Florida|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Jul 2004|