Bandwidth borrowing-based QoS approach for adaptive call admission control in multiclass traffic wireless cellular networks

Sharifa Al Khanjari, Bassel Arafeh, Khaled Day, Nasser Alzeidi

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SUMMARYThis paper proposes a QoS approach for an adaptive call admission control (CAC) scheme for multiclass service wireless cellular networks. The QoS of the proposed CAC scheme is achieved through call bandwidth borrowing and call preemption techniques according to the priorities of the traffic classes, using complete sharing of the available bandwidth. The CAC scheme maintains QoS in each class to avoid performance deterioration through mechanisms for call bandwidth degradation, and call bandwidth upgrading based on min-max and max-min policies for fair resource deallocation and reallocation, respectively. The proposed adaptive CAC scheme utilizes a measurement-based online monitoring approach of the system performance, and a prediction model to determine the amount of bandwidth to be borrowed from calls, or the amount of bandwidth to be returned to calls. The simulation-based performance evaluation of the proposed adaptive CAC scheme shows the strength and effectiveness of our proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-831
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013



  • admission control
  • bandwidth allocation
  • bandwidth borrowing
  • cellular networks
  • multimedia traffic
  • QoS provisioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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