METHOD TO IMPROVE PACKET DATA BANDWIDTH EFFICIENCY IN A MULTI-SERVICE SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-06
Many wireless communications systems today are adding packet data to the suite of services offered on one network. In these systems, packet data must share the available bandwidth with other (often circuit-switched voice) services. This requires (a) an algorithm for allocating bandwidth efficiently among the various services, and (b) a signalling protocol in a control channel to notify the subscriber units of changes to the bandwidth alloca- tion. This invention improves the efficiency of dynamic channel allocation when considering half- duplex radios.