A fixed-point approximation accounting for link interactions in a loss network

Thompson, M.R. and Pollett, P.K.

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Abstract: This paper is concerned with evaluating the performance of loss networks. We develop a reduced load approximation that improves on the famous Erlang fixed point approximation (EFPA) in a variety of circumstances. We illustrate our results with reference to a line network for which the EFPA may be expected to perform badly.

Keywords: Blocking probabilities, Erlang Fixed Point

Acknowledgement: This worked was funded by the Australian Research Council.

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