Phase-Type Models of Channel-Holding Times in Cellular Communication Systems

Thomas Kaare Christensen, Bo Friis Nielsen, Villy Bæk Iversen

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In this paper, we derive the distribution of the channel-holding time when both cell-residence and call-holding times are phase-type distributed. Furthermore, the distribution of the number of handovers, the conditional channel-holding time distributions, and the channel-holding time when cell residence times are correlated are derived. All distributions are of phase type, making them very general and flexible. The channel-holding times are of importance in performance evaluation and simulation of cellular mobile communication systems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)725-733
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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