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IP Telephony: Peer-to-peer versus SIP
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT. (CCSlab)
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In recent years dramatic technology developments have exploited the development of better transmission media and allowed for broad internet penetration. This in turn has fostered the growth of IP telephony calls, i.e., Voice over IP (VoIP).

New VoIP products are introduced almost daily, each seeking an opportunity in the market. Some of these products are free - thus putting pressure on other vendors. A good example of a commercial VoIP product is Skype. It is possibly the most important one as it has gained more than 3 millions users in approximately 2 years time. In contrast, Minisip is a non-commercial implementation of SIP developed by students at KTH. These programs are based on different architectures. While Skype is said to be based on a peer-to-peer protocol, Minisip utilized the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) protocol.

The aim of this thesis was to evaluate these two VoIP programs not only in terms of development, but also in terms of the quality of service and user perceived voice quality. The study of efficiency, usability, and installation of both are also in the scope of this thesis. The devices used for the evaluation included a HP iPAQ 5550, two PCs running in RedHat Linux 9, and a laptop running Microsoft Windows XP.

Abstract [sv]

På senare år har den dramatiska teknikutvecklingen exploaterat utvecklingen av bättre överföringsmedia samt möjliggjort för en bred Internetpenetrering. Det i sin tur har gynnat ökningen av telefonsamtal med IP-telefoner, d.v.s. Voice over IP (VoIP).

Nya VoIP produkter introduceras nästan dagligen och varje produkt söker sin möjlighet på marknaden. Vissa av dessa produkter är gratis och sätter alltså press på andra försäljarna. Ett bra exempel på en VoIP produkt är Skype. Det är möjligtvis den viktigaste produkten då den har fått tre miljoner användare på ungefär två års tid. I kontrast till detta finns Minisip som är en icke kommersiell implementation av SIP, utvecklad av studenter från KTH. Dessa program är baserade på olika arkitekturer. Medan Skype är baserat på ett peer-to-peer protokoll, utnyttjar Minisip protokollet Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Protocol.

Syftet med denna avhandling var att evaluera dessa två VoIP program, inte bara i termer av utveckling utan också i termer av ”quality of service” och hur användaren uppfattar röstkvaliteten. Studien innefattar också effektivitet, användarvänlighet och installation av de båda programmen. Enheterna som användes under denna evaluering var en HP iPAQ 5550, två pc:s med Linux Red Hat 9 samt en bärbar pc med Windows XP.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 114 p.
Series
TRITA-IMIT-LCN. AVH, ISSN 1651-4106 ; 2005-13
Keyword [en]
VoIP, peer-to-peer services
National Category
Communication Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92288OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-92288DiVA: diva2:513157
Subject / course
Telecommunication Systems
Presentation
2005-06-07, Seminar room Grimeton, Isafjordsgatan 30B, Kista, 12:00 (English)
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Technology
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