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In multi-service wireless networks, asymmetric bandwidth allocation has been proposed to satisfy the requirements of asymmetric traffic load introduced by some data applications. However, it is difficult to promptly adjust bandwidth allocation on uplink and downlink according to the dynamics of traffic load. Inappropriate call admission control (CAC) policies in this environment may admit superfluous real-time (RT) calls or non real-time (NRT) calls and thus lead to low bandwidth utilization. In this paper, we propose and evaluate two new CAC schemes to address the problems caused by the mismatch of bandwidth allocation and traffic changing in multi-service wireless networks with bandwidth asymmetry between uplink and downlink. By determining the admissible regions for the RT calls and the NRT calls, the proposed schemes prevent the calls of a specific class from overusing the bandwidth resources. Mathematical analysis and simulation experiments are employed to study and compare the performance of the proposed schemes and the existing schemes. The numerical results show that the proposed schemes can achieve better performances in terms of call blocking probability and bandwidth utilization compared to some existing schemes, even those performing well in bandwidth asymmetry wireless networks.
Date of Publication: Jan. 2006