Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 3–18 | Cite as

A contention/reservation access protocol for speech and data integration in TDMA‐based advanced mobile systems

  • Giuseppe Anastasi
  • Davide Grillo
  • Luciano Lenzini
  • Enzo Mingozzi


The performance of third generation mobile systems is greatly influenced by the multiple access protocols used in the radio access system. The paper introduces a multiple access protocol, SIR (Service Integration for Radio access), which has the potential for accommodating the requirements of speech and bursty data traffic in an efficient way. SIR is evolved from an access protocol (PRMA++) studied within the framework of the TDMA-based version of the European evolving standard for third generation mobile systems. In particular, SIR uses the same frame structure and in-band signalling but introduces a contention-free handling of data bandwidth requests while meeting speech service requirements via basic PRMA++ mechanisms.


Arrival Process Access Protocol Bandwidth Request Active Connection Data Connection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Anastasi
    • 1
  • Davide Grillo
    • 2
  • Luciano Lenzini
    • 1
  • Enzo Mingozzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Information EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Fondazione Ugo BordoniRomaItaly

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