The Performance Modeling Application of SIP-T Signaling System Based on Two-Class Priority Queueing Process in Carrier Class VoIP Network

Peir-Yuan WANG  Jung-Shyr WU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E86-D   No.11   pp.2271-2290
Publication Date: 2003/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on New Technologies in the Internet and their Applications)
SIP-T signaling system,  carrier class VoIP network,  media gateway controller,  quality of service,  

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This paper presents the performance modeling application of SIP-T (Session Initiation Protocol for Telephones) signaling system based on two-class priority queueing process in carrier class VoIP (Voice over IP) network. The SIP-T signaling system defined in IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is a mechanism that uses SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) to facilitate the interconnection of existing PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) with carrier class VoIP network. One of the greatest challenges in the migration from PSTN toward NGN (Next Generation Networks) is to build a carrier class VoIP network that preserves the ubiquity, quality, and reliability of PSTN services while allowing the greatest flexibility for use of new VoIP technology. Based on IETF, the SIP-T signaling system not only promises scalability, flexibility, and interoperability with PSTN but also provides call control function of MGC (Media Gateway Controller) to set up, tear down, and manage VoIP calls in carrier class VoIP network. This paper presents the two class priority queueing model, performance analysis, and simulation of SIP-T signaling system in carrier class VoIP network focused on toll by-pass or tandem by-pass of PSTN. In this paper, we analyze the average queueing length, the mean of queueing delay, and the variance of queueing delay of SIP-T signaling system that are the major performance evaluation parameters for improving QoS (Quality of Service) and system performance of MGC in carrier class VoIP network. A mathematical model of the M/G/1 queue with two-class non-preemptive priority assignment is proposed to represent SIP-T signaling system. Then, the formulae of average queueing length, queueing delay, and delay variation for the non-preemptive priority queue are expressed respectively. Several significant numerical examples of average queueing length, queueing delay, and delay variation are presented as well. Finally, the two-class priority queueing model and performance analysis of SIP-T signaling system are shown the accuracy and robustness after the comparison between theoretical estimates and simulation results.