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Voice over IP (VoIP)
NCAB Presentation
17-Jan-2001
Jeff Custard
VoIP—What is it?
Voice packets transported using IP
 Traditional networking infrastructure
carries voice traffic
 Standards based (e.g., H.323, G.711,
G.729, RTP, UDP, IP, RSVP)
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“Acronym Soup”
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DYA-Define Your Acronyms!
– [see NETS “Projects page” info and
articles or my “network acronym
decoder” page at
http://www.scd.ucar.edu/nets/intro/staff/
jcustard/networkacronyms.htm]
Buzz words
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“Multiservice networking” and
“Convergence”
– Data, voice, and video on one
infrastructure
– The driving benefit (among the many
touted) is reduced costs
IP Telephony benefits:
Single wiring closet
 Choice of phone power
 Flexible IP address assignment
 Easy adds, moves, and changes
 Voice quality guarantees
 Redundancy
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Quality of Service (QoS) issues
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Have to deal with packet loss, jitter,
and delay
QoS issues, continued
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At the edge of the network:
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Additional bandwidth
cRTP
Queuing (WFQ, CQ, PQ, CB-WFQ)
Packet classification (IP Precendence, policy
routing, RSVP, IP RTP Reservce, IP RTP
Priority)
– Shaping traffic flows and policing (GTS, FRTS,
CAR)
– Fragmentation (MCML PPP, FRF.12, MTU, IP
MTU)
– Jitter control on end routers
QoS issues, continued
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At the network backbone:
– Packet over SONET
– IP and ATM inter-working
– WRED
– DWFQ
Powering the phones
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3 ways to deliver 48V to the phone:
– “Inline power” (over the same cable
used for Ethernet connection)
– Powered patch panel inserted between
existing switch and end devices
– AC power adapter to wall socket
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“Phone discovery” feature
NETS VoIP Team & Resources
People: Scot Colburn, Jeff Custard,
Teresa Shibao, Jim VanDyke
 Equipment: IP Telephones, Cisco
CallManager, Cisco 3640 routers
(plus various voice-related
interfaces), switches delivering inline
power, and existing data outlets
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“The sandbox”
Initial testbed already deployed—
we’ve gone through basic setup and
component interaction
 Full “test deployment” – within the
next month (25 IP Phones; variety of
system and user configurations)
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Project Goals
Learn about and test current VoIP
technology
 Determine viability of VoIP solutions
for UCAR
 Test interaction with current PBX and
other “unified messaging” solutions
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Related Documents
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Lots of information and additional
links at:
– http://www.scd.ucar.edu/nets/projects/v
oip/
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Questions?

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