Performance Evaluation of Terminating-Call Reforwarding Schemes for PCS

Shigefusa SUZUKI  Yoshiaki SHIKATA  Takeshi IHARA  Hiroshi YOSHIDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B   No.9   pp.1380-1387
Publication Date: 1996/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Personal Communications)
Category: Network architecture, signaling and protocols for PCS
PCS,  terminating call,  reforwarding,  call blocking reduction,  

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In Perosonal communication systems (PCS), reduction control of call blocking rate on wireless-environments, especially in terminating-call set up, is one of the key technologies to design network architecture. This is because the error rate of transferred messages there is normally much higher than that in wired environments. Terminating-call reforwarding technologies, to forward twice terminating-call messages through paging channels depending on call states, would be essential under such conditions, and in the PCS network architecture there are two possible reforwarding schemes: network-assisted reforwarding (NAR) and cell-station-assisted reforwarding (CAR). We first propose a traffic model for evaluating the performance of terminating-call reforwarding from the viewpoint of reduction of the call blocking rate on PCS, and then we clarify the advocating domains for NAR and CAR. Finally, we present a case study using this evaluation model for the Personal Handy-phone System (PHS), which is a PCS in Japan. The results of this study confirm that NAR is more efficient than CAR.