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This paper has evaluated the system performance for the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services supported by the IEEE 802.16 systems in terms of the packet loss and delay, and it has also calculated the mean opinion score (MOS) in order to estimate the user's satisfaction for the VoIP services. By the simulation results, the MOS of the VoIP service supported by the unsolicited grant service (UGS) without auto repeat request (ARQ) has been decreased by 1.5 when the channel quality is poor. The reason of the MOS reduction is the increase of the packet loss due to the channel error. For this reason, this paper has considered the ARQ in order to compensate the packet loss when the channel quality is poor. The simulation results have shown that the extended real-time polling service (ertPS) and rtPS with ARQ can compensate the packet loss even if the channel quality is poor, however they can cause the reduction of the VoIP capacity because of the resource used for the retransmission. From the simulation results, the ertPS could save the resource by about 25 % compared to the rtPS with guaranteeing a quality of service (QoS).
Date of Conference: March 29 2010-April 2 2010