VoIP Quality Measurement: Insignificant Voice Quality of G.711 and G.729 Codecs in Listening-Opinion Tests by Thai Users

  • Therdpong Daengsil Faculty of Information Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Chai Wutiwiwatchai Human Language Technology Laboratory (HLT) National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
  • Apiruck Preechayasomboon TOT Innovation Institute, TOT Public Company Limited
  • Saowanit Sukparungsee Applied Statistics Dept., Faculty of Applied Science, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
Keywords: VoIP Quality Measurement, Listening-Opinion Tests, G.711, G.729

Abstract

This paper presents an introduction about the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology and some background infor-mation about fundamental frequency of Thai language and some different characteristics of fundamental frequency of child voice, male voices and female voices. Also, voice quality indicator and an overview of voice quality measurement methods have been presented. However, only subjective measurement methods were considered in detail. Moreover, brief information about voice codecs has been described. For the approach of this study, the data set from listening-opinion tests with G.711 and G.729 has been used and analyzed. Analyzed results from T-test and ANOVA show that G.711 and G.729 provide voice quality without difference significantly, although in cases of voices from children, female and male speakers. Therefore, this paper presents the evidence which is inconsistent with the general understanding of most engineers, who implement VoIP systems.

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