Department of Statistics Unitmark
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Incorporating Retrials Into L-Symmetric Networks

Publication Date

October, 1994

Publication Type

Tech Report


Glen Takahara


We describe and analyze models of telephone networks which explicitly incorporate callers who retry upon receiving a busy signal due to insufficient network capacity. Usual models of telephone networks assume that blocked callers do not retry but are simply lost, thus greatly simplifying the stochastic inputs to the system. Even with the assumption of loss, an exact analysis of large telephone networks is mathematically intractable. The approach here is to generalize various approximation methods that exist for analyzing networks without retrials to networks which allow for retrials, and to examine the effect of retrials on network performance and behaviour using these generalized approximations.