A call admission and control scheme for quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning in next generation wireless networks*

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We propose a framework for quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning for multimedia services in next generation wireless access networks. This framework aims at providing a differentiated treatment to multimedia traffic flows at the link layer, which can be broadly classified as real-time (or delay-sensitive) and non-real-time (or delay-tolerant). Various novel schemes are proposed to support the differential treatment and guarantee QoS. These schemes include bandwidth compaction, channel reservation and degradation, with the help of which a call admission and control algorithm is developed. The performance of the proposed framework is captured through analytical modeling and simulation experiments. Analytically, the average carried traffic and the worst case buffer requirements for real-time and non-real-time calls are estimated. Simulation results show up to 21% improvement in the admission probability of real-time calls and up to 17% improvement in the admission probability of non-real-time calls, when various call control techniques like bandwidth compaction are employed. Using our channel reservation technique, we observe a 12% improvement in the call admission probability compared to another scheme proposed in the literature.

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