Efficient Multirate Teletraffic Loss Models Beyond ERLANG

Moscholios, Ioannis D., Logothetis, Michael D.

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A comprehensive study in efficient multi-rate teletraffic loss models used for designing, performance analysis, and optimization of systems and networks

Efficient Multirate Teletraffic Loss Models Beyond Erlang is an easy-to-read book filled with numerous efficient teletraffic loss models. Presented in three sections--Teletraffic Models of Random Input, Teletraffic Models of Quasi-Random Input, and Teletraffic Models of Batched Poisson Input--it covers everything that a professional experienced with optimization and dimensioning of telecom networks could ever need to know.

This unique book provides a detailed explanation on how efficient multirate teletraffic loss models are extracted and applied, and guides readers through almost all network technologies and services. Starting from the basics, it steadily increases in difficulty to keep the book self-contained and to provide a better understanding to those who might be new to the subject. It includes detailed explanations of the complex teletraffic models--many of which were developed by the authors. Tutorial examples, several backed by supplementary software, are accompanied by intermediate results and figures. Additionally, end-of-chapter applications describe the applicability of the models to modern network technologies, updating the incorporated teletraffic models of commercial packages/tools.

  • Uses the classic EMLM (Erlang Multirate Loss Model) as its base to present a comprehensive range of teletraffic models through detailed explanation and numerical examples
  • Filled with the authors' own original teletraffic models--making for a wholly unique learning experience
  • Offers a clear, self-contained presentation with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Starts with simple models, then moves to more complex models, before finishing with complicated ones
  • Supplemented by an accompanying website with computer implementation of the most important models

Directed primarily at telecommunication engineers, Efficient Multirate Teletraffic Loss Models Beyond Erlang is also useful for telecom operators or managers on the higher and average levels, as well a Ph.D. students, researchers, and modelers.


IOANNIS D. MOSCHOLIOS, PHD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Tripolis, Greece. His research interests include teletraffic engineering, simulation and performance analysis of communication networks, and queueing theory.

MICHAEL D. LOGOTHETIS, PHD, is a Professor in the ECE Department of the University of Patras, Greece. His research interests include teletraffic theory/engineering, traffic/network control, and simulation and performance optimization of communications networks.