Admission Control in Wireless TDMA

E.G. Coffman

Bell Labs (USA)


Resource sharing at the timeslot level in cellular Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) networks is hampered by the lack of synchronization between carriers in distinct cells. We present simple greedy packing algorithms which overcome this obstacle by clustering calls. As is shown the algorithms are effectively optimal and little extra performance can be gained either by allowing the rejection of calls or by repacking.

[E.G. Coffman]
[Bell Labs]