Capacity of multiservice WCDMA Networks with variable GoS

Nidhi Hegde

INRIA Sophia Antipolis


Traditional definitions of capacity of CDMA networks are either related to the number of calls they can handle (pole capacity) or to the arrival rate that guarantees that the rejection rate (or outage) is below a given fraction (Erlang capacity). We extend the latter definition to other quality of service (QoS). We consider best-effort (BE) traffic sharing the network resources with real-time (RT) applications. BE applications can adapt their instantaneous transmission rate to the available one and thus need not be subject to admission control or outages. Their meaningful QoS is the average delay. The delay aware capacity is defined as the arrival rate of BE calls that the system can handle such that their expected delay is bounded by a given constant. We compute both the blocking probability of the RT traffic having an adaptive Grade of Service (GoS) as well as the expected delay of the BE traffic for an uplink multicell WCDMA system. This yields the Erlang capacity for the former and the delay capacity for the latter.

This is a joint work with E. Altman.

[Nidhi Hegde]
[INRIA Sophia Antipolis]