Probability distribution of channel holding time in cellular telephony systems

TitleProbability distribution of channel holding time in cellular telephony systems
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsJedrzycki, C., and V. C. M. Leung
Conference NameVehicular Technology Conference, 1996. 'Mobile Technology for the Human Race'., IEEE 46th
Pagination247 -251 vol.1
Date Publishedapr.
Keywordscall interarrival distributions, cellular data, cellular radio, cellular telephony systems, channel holding time, data communication, data services, exponential distribution, land mobile radio, log normal distribution, lognormal model approximation, negative exponential model, probability distribution, radio networks, radiotelephony, telecommunication channels, telecommunication traffic, telephony, traffic statistics

This paper investigates the channel holding time and call inter-arrival distributions in cellular telephony systems. Up until now, it has been generally assumed that both these distributions can be approximated by the negative exponential model. A study is presented which, using real cellular data, determines the actual distributions. It is shown that the negative exponential assumption for channel holding time is not correct and that a lognormal model approximation fits much closer


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