Date Added: Dec 2010
In this paper, the authors develop four heuristics to deal with the nominal channel allocation in cellular networks. They provide the theoretical bound on the number of channels for voice and data services. The four heuristics are compared using varying traffic distributions. Since the development of cellular networks, the demand for multiple services has continuously increased. To meet the future demand, many new modulations and techniques have been proposed. However, in a given system, the traffic capacity of the whole cellular network will always be influenced by how the channels are allocated. A proper allocation can significantly reduce the number of channels to meet the traffic demand.