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In this article, the normalized throughput and the normalized average delay for the transport layer at the reverse link of multicellular CDMA systems are obtained. For the transport layer the Transport Control Protocol (TCP) with consecutive retransmissions control is employed. On the radio link layer three TCP error control strategies are evaluated and compared. The first strategy is based on the radio-link-protocol (RLP), which breaks down the TCP packets into smaller blocks and uses an error detecting procedure to protect those RLP blocks. The second strategy uses forward-error-control (FEC) procedure at the radio link layer. In this case, two kinds of FEC are compared: convolutional and turbo coding. The third one is a hybrid between the first and second strategies with coding at the RLP layer. A frequency-selective Rayleigh fading channel with shadowing and power control loop error is considered.