Title: Multi-component multimedia resource optimisation for 3G and beyond

Authors: Omar Alani, Rashid Mehmood

Addresses: School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. ' Civil and Computational Engineering Centre, School of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK

Abstract: Quality of Service (QoS) optimisation of converged networks has become an absolute necessity for mobile communication businesses to deliver business differentiation in a saturated market. In this paper, we present a resource allocation scheme for 3G wireless systems that optimises QoS control by exploiting multi-component nature of multimedia applications. We build a Markovian model of our Multi-Component Resource Allocation Scheme (MCRAS) and analyse its performance by computing steady-state probability distributions. We compute blocking probability – the key QoS parameter – for different system configurations using MCRAS and make comparisons with Complete Partitioning (CP) and Complete Sharing (CSH) resource allocation schemes.

Keywords: mobile communications; multimedia services; QoS; quality of service; resource management; wideband code division multiple access; Markov chains; queuing theory; resource optimisation; resource allocation; blocking probability; WCDMA; 3G wireless networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2009.024165

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2009 Vol.4 No.1, pp.4 - 10

Published online: 27 Mar 2009 *

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