Peakedness Characterization in Teletraffic

  • S. Molnár
  • Gy. Miklós
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


The bursty nature of traffic over many time scales is one of the most challenging characteristics of high speed networks. In this paper we deal with the generalized peakedness as a promising candidate measure of this poorly understood phenomenon. An extension of the framework of the theory of generalized peakedness in discrete time with the applications for the most important traffic models are developed and the results are demonstrated in the paper. A new model fitting technique is also given in this framework with examples. Finally, the engineering aspects of the measurement of peakedness and applications for various real traffic (MPEG video, aggregated ATM, Ethernet) are presented.


Service Time Arrival Process Long Range Dependence Video Traffic Traffic Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Molnár
    • 1
  • Gy. Miklós
    • 1
  1. 1.High Speed Networks Laboratory, Dept. of Telecommunications and TelematicsTechnical University of BudapestBudapestHungary

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