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Performance analysis of SS7 congestion controls under sustained overload

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3 Author(s)
Manfield, D. ; Centre for Inf. Technol. Res., Queensland Univ., Brisbane, Qld., Australia ; Millsteed, G.K. ; Zukerman, M.

Congestion controls are a key factor in achieving the robust performance required of common channel signaling (CCS) networks in the face of partial network failures and extreme traffic loads, especially as networks become large and carry high traffic volume. The CCITT recommendations define a number of types of congestion control, and the parameters of the controls must be well set in order to ensure their efficacy under transient and sustained signalling network overload. The objective of this paper is to present a modeling approach to the determination of the network parameters that govern the performance of the SS7 congestion controls under sustained overload. Results of the investigation by simulation are presented and discussed

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Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 3 )