Patent Number: 7,613,282

Title: Enhancing voice QoS over unmanaged bandwidth limited packet network

Abstract: An improved telephony adapter compresses voice data, creates IP packets, and prioritizes the voice IP packets over the data IP packets. Preferably, the compression and packetization interval is such that the bandwidth occupied by the voice IP packets is approximately half of the minimum average available bandwidth in the upstream direction, thereby maintaining acceptable latency and voice quality of the speech. Further enhancement is achieved by causing the ISP to also give priority to voice packets that are destined to the telephony adapter, over the data packets that are destined to the telephony adapter.

Inventors: Cherchali; Ali M. (Jackson, NJ), Gudelis; Marius Jonas (Holmdel, NJ), Lester; William G. (Cranford, NJ), McLaughlin; Robert J. (Allentown, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T - Brendzel

International Classification: H04M 1/64 (20060101); H04L 12/50 (20060101); H04L 12/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017