Voice Over WLAN for Converged Enterprise Networks

Authors

Barry M. G. Cheetham, Azadeh Ettefagh, Marjan Spegel, Karim Nasr, and Eva Ravnikar

Reference

15th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit, Myconos, Greece, June 2006.

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) telephony as may be applied to converged voice/data enterprise networks (ENs). The paper examines the overall architectures of ENs in general and considers how VoWLAN may be incorporated into such networks to achieve convergence. Current commercial and research activities in this area are surveyed and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches are explored. The WINDECT (Wireless LAN with integration of professional quality DECT telephony) project is presented as a VoWLAN solution. It is shown that WINDECT differs from other approaches in its use of ‘non-contention mode’ WLAN access and its better adaptation to the quality of service provided by the WLAN.

Keywords

VoWLAN, WINDECT, VoIP, WLAN, converged enterprise networks (CEN), DECT


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