Performance analysis of Reservation Arbitrated (RA) access for statistical multiplexing voice traffic over dual bus metropolitan area networks

Chun Bun Henry Chan, Victor C M Leung

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This paper analyzes the performance of a novel RA access protocol for full statistical multiplexing of voice calls over IEEE 802.6 metropolitan area networks (MANs). The protocol acquires a voice channel at the beginning of each talkspurt and if successful, keeps the isochronous channel in reservation for the duration of the demand. System performance is evaluated by both analytical modeling and computer simulations. To assess the quality of speech transported by RA access, simulations using a real voice signal are also presented. Results indicate that RA access provides significant improvements in channel utilization compared to PA access while maintaining a nearly isochronous transport service.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Part 2 (of 3) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 14 Nov 199516 Nov 1995


ConferenceProceedings of the 1995 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference. Part 2 (of 3)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change

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