Jouni Karvo, Jorma Virtamo, Samuli Aalto, Olli Martikainen,
Blocking of dynamic multicast connections in a single link.
Paul J. Kühn, Roya Ulrich, Eds.
Proc. of International Broadband Communications Conference, Future of Telecommunications
, Stuttgart, Germany
AbstractIn this paper, a method for calculating blocking experienced by dynamic multicast connections in a single link is presented. A service center at the root of a tree-type network provides a number of channels distributed to the users by multicast trees which evolve dynamically as users join and leave the channels. We reduce this problem to a generalized Engset system with nonidentical users and generally distributed holding times, and derive the call and channel blocking probabilities as well as the link occupancy distribution.
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