ENHANCED USER PRIORITY
Original Publication Date: 2000-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-06
In a radio communication system, there are two schemes that are commonly used to give queuing priority to calls. They are (1) a first come, first served method where users are queued in order of arrival and (2) associating a fxed priority value with a particular radio user, group or call and ordering the queue in terms of that priority value. An improvement on these methods is to also include recent user priority which gives higher queuing pri- ority to calls where there has been recent activity. These priority schemes are used during busy periods when there are more calls in progress than traffic resources (bandwidth) to support these calls, result- ing in some calls being queued. In order to mini- mize disruption of ongoing speech calls, higher pri- ority is given to calls with recent activity. However, these schemes do not provide a good way to ensure highest priority to the most important calls.