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Saving the Bandwidth of IPv6 Networks Using the Fields of the Packet Header

Mosleh M. Abualhaj*, Abdelrahman H. Hussein, Qasem M. Kharma, Qusai Y. Shambour, Sumaya N. Al-Khatib

Faculty of Information Technology, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan

* Corresponding Author: Mosleh M. Abualhaj. Email: email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 31(3), 1971-1980.


IPv6 protocol is the future of IP networks due to its large IP address capacity. One of the key consequences of this large capacity is that the IP protocol header has enlarged from 20-byte in IPv4 to 40-byte in IPv6. This will consume a considerable share of the bandwidth (BW) for VoIP applications, which produce small packets in tens of bytes only. To handle this issue, we have introduced an efficient technique to use the superfluous fields in the VoIP packet header, including the IPv6 header, to hold the voice data of the packet. This introduced technique is called the Eliminator technique because it shortens or eliminates the packet payload. The Eliminator technique has been analyzed against the typical technique of transferring the VoIP data. The BW utilization of the two techniques has been compared with different codecs namely G.726, G.728, and G.723.1 codecs. The analysis showed that the BW wasting has alleviated by 16.4%, 19.1%, and 25% with these codecs respectively. This BW utilization improvement will indirectly boost the quality of the VoIP calls, especially in the wireless environments. Accordingly, the Eliminator technique is a viable solution for alleviating the wasted BW when running VoIP in IPv6 networks.


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M. M. Abualhaj, A. H. Hussein, Q. M. Kharma, Q. Y. Shambour and S. N. Al-Khatib, "Saving the bandwidth of ipv6 networks using the fields of the packet header," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 31, no.3, pp. 1971–1980, 2022.

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