Voice over WiFi (VoFi)

Managing Voice over Wi-Fi (VoFi)

It seems like just a few short years ago when the growth of VoIP on traditional networks was one of the hottest topics. But VoIP is now in use by just about every company with a network, large or small. And with the growth of 802.11 and Wi-Fi enabled smart phones, the use of voice over Wi-Fi (VoFi) is in hot pursuit.

VoIP has VoFi have unique, and typically more demanding, requirements for network performance than "traditional" network data. But one network carries all your traffic, both data and voice, so you need one network analysis solution to get an accurate picture of how VoIP and VoFi is performing and what might be causing call quality degradation. Voice traffic could be trumping your data traffic, while data traffic can create a log jam for voice. You need a single, simultaneous view of ALL network traffic to adequately monitor and troubleshoot overall network performance.

Unique challenges of monitoring and analyzing voice over Wi-Fi (VoFi)

Special attention is required when managing networks with VoFi. Managing VoFi networks carry unique risks. Unlike normal network behavior where increased traffic results in progressively diminishing network performance, VoFi networks carry the risk of one call too many disrupting the call quality for everybody. With WildPackets OmniPeek Enterprise, you can identify and monitor the maximum threshold for VoFi capacity. You can find and fix faults affecting your voice quality using the OmniPeek Network Analyzer.

Key features in WildPackets OmniPeek:

  • Ability to Establish metrics for evaluating VoIP call quality
    Ability to Establish metrics for evaluating VoIP call quality
  • Poor Call Quality Factors
    Monitor, analyze and troubleshoot factors that lead to poor call quality and dropped calls
  • VoFi at Remote Offices
    Improve call quality for VoFi users at remote offices
  • Verify Call Quality
    Verify call quality, including the use of R-Factor and MOS scores, using the same tool deployed for overall network analysis and monitoring

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