On Handoff Performance for an Integrated Voice/Data Cellular System

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One of the key challenges in the design of bandwidth allocation policies for a multi-services mobile cellular network is to guarantee the potentially different Quality of Service (QoS) requirement from diverse applications, while at the same to ensure that the scarce bandwidth be utilized efficiently. Complete Sharing (CS) and Dynamic Partition (DP) schemes have been shown as viable techniques for managing the bandwidth. However, there has been no study that compares their respective performance, which is the focus of this paper. Specifically, in this paper, through both analysis and simulation, we demonstrate that both schemes can achieve comparable performance by proper manipulation of control parameters. The tradeoff is that DP scheme can more easily achieve the target QoS requirement, at the expense of some over-provisioning, thus can potentially lead to less channel efficiency when comparing to a CS based scheme.

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