METHOD FOR INCREASING TRUNKING EFFICIENCY IN A SHARED VOICE DATA SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-21
Data users may see poor performance on a system where voice and data users must contend for available bandwidth on a shared channel. This is especially true of a system where voice users are given priority on the shared channel over data users. As voice calls are granted and terminated on the shared channel the amount of remaining bandwidth available for data users will fluctuate. The fluctua- tion is affected by the average voice call length and call arrival rate. At times there may not be any bandwidth available for data users resulting in a data outage. Data users will see poor performance as a result. The ability to increase the shared channel bandwidth for data users without increasing the blocking rate for voice users is needed.