Performance Analysis of GPRS Radio Interface

  • Theodore V. Buot
  • Tomek Cieslinski


GPRS is the new platform for packet data transmission over GSM in an effort to maximise the usage of the existing infrastructure and minimal changes in the GSM specifications. This study attempts to establish some performance benchmarks for GPRS. Knowing that the air-interface is still the capacity bottleneck of most radio technologies, we focus on the performance evaluation of the GPRS air interface. A simulation model for the GPRS radio protocols was developed and tested with some traffic load. The study shows that GPRS is a promising transmission platform for a range of wireless data services.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore V. Buot
    • 1
  • Tomek Cieslinski
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Telecommunications Information NetworkingSt. ThebartonAustralia

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