Active Concealment for Internet Speech Transmission

  • Long Le
  • Henning Sanneck
  • Georg Carle
  • Tohru Hoshi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1942)


Recently, active networks have been highlighted as a key enabling technology to obtain immense flexibility in terms of network deployment, configurability, and packet processing. Exploiting this flexibility, we present an active network application for real-time speech transmission where plugin modules are downloaded onto certain network nodes to perform application-specific packet processing. In particular, we propose to perform loss concealment algorithms for voice data streams at active network nodes to regenerate lost packets. The regenerated speech data streams are robust enough to tolerate further packet losses along the data path so that the concealment algorithms at another downstream node or at the receiver can still take effect. We call our approach active concealment for speech transmission to distinguish it from concealment performed at the receiver. Our approach is bandwidth-efficient and retains the applications’ end-to-end semantics.


Packet Loss Packet Loss Rate Active Concealment Speech Quality Pitch Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Long Le
    • 1
  • Henning Sanneck
    • 1
  • Georg Carle
    • 1
  • Tohru Hoshi
    • 2
  1. 1.GMD FokusBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Systems Development LaboratoryHitachi, Ltd.YokohamaJapan

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