Modeling wireless local loop with general call holding times and finite number of subscribers

Hsien Ming Tsai*, Yi-Bing Lin

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This paper proposes an analytic model to compute the loss probability for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) with a finite number of subscribers. The number of trunks between the WLL concentrator and the base station controller is less than the total number of radio links in the WLL. This model is validated against the simulation results. The execution of our model is efficient compared with simulation. However, its time complexity is higher than several existing analytic models that approximate the loss probability for WLL. Therefore, we design an efficient WLL network planning procedure (in terms of time complexity and accuracy) that utilizes the approximate analytic models to provide small ranges for selecting the values of system parameters. Our model is then used to accurately search the operation points of WLL within the small ranges of the system parameter values. This paper proves that the performance of WLL with limited trunk capacity and finite subscriber population is not affected by the call holding time distributions. Based on our model, we illustrate WLL design guidelines with several numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1017697
Pages (from-to)775-786
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Computers
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2002


  • Engset product form
  • Loss probability
  • Supplemented generalized semi-Markov process
  • Wireless local loop


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