The quick market growth and ubiquitous acceptance of VoIP are primarily due to cheap service. VoIP services can be availed in mobile devices at a very low cost by employing IEEE 802.11 to provide last mile coverage. But call capacity is very low in these networks and call jitter occurs if voice quality requirements are not precisely met. We present a VoIP call capacity model for 802.11 networks which considers the most important real world factors like power capture and imperfect channel. Incorporating multiple channels can increase call capacity while multihop network can provide considerably large coverage. Our capacity model incorporates the effects of both multiple channels and multihop networks. We also consider the availability of multiple radio interfaces and conference call scenarios for ubiquitous applications of our model. To ensure voice quality, in addition to contention analysis, we also model the queue considering collision domain at each hop and formulate call capacity by estimating precise impairment budget over multihop.
VoIP offers cheap voice communication which instigated its quick market growth. IEEE 802.11 WLANs offer cheap wireless coverage which can be used to provide VoIP service in mobile devices. But call capacity of such networks is very low compared to wired networks. To increase voice capacity in WLANs incorporation of power capture, increased data rate, and use of multiple channels are of great importance. Moreover, these networks should be carefully designed considering voice quality requirements to avoid call jitter and call drops. We propose an analytical model to estimate VoIP call capacity for multichannel WLANs with consideration for power capture, imperfect channel, and multiple network interfaces. We employed ITU-T E-model to assess voice quality which is used as the limiting factor to ensure that voice quality does not degrade in such networks. The model will be extremely helpful to network designers in planning single channel or multi-channel WLANs.