GSM Network Traffic Analysis

  • CI Ani
Keywords: signaling traffic, user traffic, network node, QoS, GSM traffic load


GSM networks are traffic intensive specifically the signaling traffic. Evolvement of effective and efficient performance management strategy requires accurate quantification of network signaling traffic volume along side with the user traffic volume. Inaccurate quantification may lead to serious network traffic congestion and consequently quality of service (QoS) degradation. The popular dynamic and random network resource allocation techniques are based on real-time traffic measurements. This paper presented the system and technique employed at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, for the quantification of GSM network traffic volume employed at the Networking Centre for the implementation of real-time resource allocation system. The quantification technique is presented based on the traffic measurements carried out on a typical GSM network. The signaling and user traffic volumes were determined separately for a GSM network using an isolated node as base.
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eISSN: 2467-8821
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