Analysis of Drop Call Probability in Well Established Cellular Networks In Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

  • SO Atuba
  • SO Azi


Technology in Africa has increased over the past decade. The increase in modern cellular networks requires stringent quality of service (QoS). Drop call probability is one of the most important indices of QoS evaluation in a large scale well-established cellular network. In this work we started from an accurate statistical analysis of real data collected from one of the leading telecommunication companies in Nigeria. We analysed the total percentage drop call for six cells located in Asaba, Nigeria. Our result show a lognormal distribution with σ 5x10-5, m=7, ϑ = 0.65, and with a mean square error (MSE) of 2.133x 10-5 for the total drop calls. The drop calls due to other factors was found to exceed that due to handover except for cell two. The obtained results can allow the network provider to optimize system performance, forecast, and improve quality of service and revenue.

Keywords: Drop call, call holding time, Handover

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume20 (March, 2012), pp 447 – 450

Author Biographies

SO Atuba
Department of Physics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
SO Azi
Department of Physics, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

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eISSN: 1116-4336