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Investigate the Audio Quality of Voice Calls for a User

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Applies to: Exchange Online

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-21

If a user reports problems with the audio quality of their Unified Messaging (UM) calls, you can use the User Call Logs report to help you understand what's causing the problems.

noteNote:
The audio quality of a call can be affected by factors that aren't covered in the reports. For example, if your Exchange servers are experiencing a heavy memory or CPU load, users may report poor call quality, even though the reports show excellent audio quality.

For additional tasks related to UM reports, see UM Reports Procedures

  • Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.
  • You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "UM call data and summary report cmdlets" entry in the Unified Messaging Permissions topic.
  • For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in the Exchange Admin Center.
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  1. In the EAC, navigate to Unified Messaging > More options More Options Icon > User call logs.
  2. Click Select a user, and then select the user you want data for.
  3. To get more details about the audio quality for a row in the report, select the row and click Audio Quality Details. The following information is available:
    • DATE AND TIME   The date and time of the call, in the time zone that the selected user has set in Outlook Web App.
    • USER   The selected user.
    • UM DIAL PLAN   The dial plan for the call.
    • UM IP GATEWAY   The UM IP gateway that was used for the call.
    • AUDIO CODEC   The audio codec that was used during the call.
    • NMOS   The Network Mean Opinion Score (NMOS) for the call. The NMOS indicates how good the audio quality was on the call as a number on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being excellent.
      noteNote:
      The maximum NMOS possible for a call depends on the audio codec being used. The NMOS may not be available for very short calls that are less than 10 seconds long.
    • NMOS DEGRADATION   The amount of audio degradation of the NMOS from the top value possible for the audio codec being used. For example, if the NMOS degradation value for a call was 1.2 and the NMOS reported for the call was 3.3, the maximum NMOS for that particular call would be 4.5 (1.2 + 3.3).
    • JITTER   The average variation in the arrival of data packets for the call.
    • PACKET LOSS   The average percentage of data packet loss for the selected call. Packet loss is an indication of the reliability of the connection.
    • ROUND TRIP   The average round trip score, in milliseconds, for audio on the selected call. The round-trip score measures latency on the connection.
    • BURST LOSS DURATION   The average duration of packet loss during bursts of losses for the selected call.
 
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