Theoretical evaluation of header compression schemes for IP based wireless access systems

Conference: European Wireless 2006 - 12th European Wireless Conference 2006 - Enabling Technologies for Wireless Multimedia Communications
04/02/2006 - 04/05/2006 at Athens, Greece

Proceedings: European Wireless 2006

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Yiannakoulias, Alkiviadis (National Technical University of Athens, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Zografou, Greece)
Kotsilieris, Theodore; Stavroyiannis, Stavros (Technological Educational Institute of Kalamata, Antikalamos, Messinia, Greece)

The mathematical performance estimation of two main header compression schemes, based on the RFC-2508 and RFC-3095 standards, is being presented in this paper, considering conditions given by cellular radio access technology. Header Compression can reduce the size of IPv6 packets by as much as 75%, drastically reducing the bandwidth and infrastructure needed to support voice-over-IP, video conferencing, interactive gaming, streaming media and other mobile Internet applications. As a consequence, IP Header Compression also improves transmission delay and interactive response time. Therefore, subscribers enjoy a higher level of quality when using Internet services that employ Header Compression, even as the burden on network infrastructure is reduced.