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Title: User behaviour modelling for resource management in a hybrid UMTS/DVB-T network
Authors: Centonza, A
Song, Y H
Cosmas, J
Owens, T J
Itagaki, T
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: CIC Global Mobile Congress committees
Citation: CIC Global Mobile Congress, Shanghai, 11- 13 October 2004. pp. 371 – 376
Abstract: Third generation mobile networks such as UMTS are designed to enhance the deployment of multimedia services providing high data rates and new flexible communication capabilities. However, these systems are interference limited and as such their performance is lowered in the case of a large number of users generating heavy traffic. A solution to this problem is to interconnect the UMTS network to a Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial (DVB-T) network, so that the lack of capacity of UMTS during busy periods can be offset by the high bit rate available on the broadcast network. In order to justify this choice a prediction of the number of subscribers requesting the new multimedia applications designed for this scenario is needed. This paper focuses on the user behaviour modelling for multimedia services in a hybrid UMTS/DVB-T platform. The aim of the paper is to provide operators with a forecast of the demand for new multimedia services showing how they can be subject to a very high number of subscriptions, which UMTS would hardly be able to handle.
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Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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