Recall our discussion at the end of chapter 1 we

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Unformatted text preview: m m 1 1 +a, This can also be computed iteratively: Write E a m = 1=da m: Then, da m = m da m , 1=a + 1: Thus, the iteration to compute blocking given offered load of a erlangs and the number of channel, m, is: procedure erlangb (a, m) d=1 for j = 1 ::: m d = j  d=a + 1 endfor b = 1=d return (b) Note that here the offered load (traffic) is given in a erlangs. Recall our discussion at the end of chapter 1. We stated there that typically for telephone networks, we provide offered traffic as Offered Load = Number of call attempts/ hour * average call holding time On close scrutiny, this is =, where 1= = average call holding time. Again note that the assumption of arrival is Poisson. Further, we assume call holding time to be exponentially distributed. Example # 4: Suppose that the call arrival rate is on average 10 per hour, and the average duration of calls is 6 minutes, then the offered load in erlangs is a = 10=60  6 = 1erl. If now the link capacity is 1 (= m), then the call blocking probability is E 1 1 = 1=1...
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