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Call progress time measurement in IP telephony
Author(s): Bhumip Khasnabish
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Paper Abstract

Usually a voice call is established through multiple stages in IP telephony. In the first stage, a phone number is dialed to reach a near-end or call-originating IP-telephony gateway. The next stages involve user identification through delivering an m-digit user-id to the authentication and/or billing server, and then user authentication by using an n- digit PIN. After that, the caller is allowed (last stage dial tone is provided) to dial a destination phone number provided that authentication is successful. In this paper, we present a very flexible method for measuring call progress time in IP telephony. The proposed technique can be used to measure the system response time at every stage. It is flexible, so that it can be easily modified to include new `tone' or a set of tones, or `voice begin' can be used in every stage to detect the system's response. The proposed method has been implemented using scripts written in Hammer visual basic language for testing with a few commercially available IP telephony gateways.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3842, Internet II: Quality of Service and Future Directions, (5 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368322
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Bhumip Khasnabish, GTE Labs. Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3842:
Internet II: Quality of Service and Future Directions
Raif O. Onvural; Seyhan Civanlar; James V. Luciani, Editor(s)

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