Stochastic Processes For Modeling Metropolitan Area Networks: Basic Results

  • Marco Conti
  • Enrico Gregori
  • Luciano Lenzini
Part of the Telecommunication Networks and Computer Systems book series (TNCS)


Two classes of queueing models are generally used to model MAC protocols for MANs: single server queueing system and polling systems. This chapter introduces these models and reviews their basic properties.


Service Time Polling System Busy Period Average Response Time Service Period 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Conti
    • 1
  • Enrico Gregori
    • 2
  • Luciano Lenzini
    • 3
  1. 1.Italian National Research CouncilCNUCE InstitutePisaItaly
  2. 2.Italian National Research CouncilCNUCE InstitutePisaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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