Title: An optimal sliding window size for maximising GSM network throughput

Authors: Mallikharjuna Rao Nuka; M.M. Naidu

Addresses: Department of MCA, Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences (Autonomous), Newboyanapalli, Rajampet, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Gudlavalleru Engineering College (Affiliated to JNTUK, Kakinada), Gudlavalleru 521356, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract: The throughput of a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network is to be maximised for effectively and efficiently meeting the service requirements of the ever-increasing mobile subscriber base. The period of temporary storage of subscribers' profiles in the Visitor Location Register (VLR) at a Mobile Switching Centre (MSC) affects the throughput of a GSM network. This research study proposes a sliding window method for determining the storage period of profiles in the VLR, and the principle of optimisation for such a policy is to maximise the throughput and minimise the call set-up time in a GSM network.

Keywords: global system for mobile communications; visitor location register; mobile switching centre; sliding window size; optimisation; GSM networks; network throughput; profile storage; call setup times.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2014.064826

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2014 Vol.7 No.5, pp.509 - 516

Received: 31 Jul 2013
Accepted: 30 May 2014

Published online: 15 Sep 2014 *

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