Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

H. M. Gates; E. J. Alberts; A. P. Zollinger; H. D. Mead

Abstract: The Forest Service is in the process of updating its telecommunication and information systems. Included in this update are proposed changes to the telephone systems of selected National Forests with an eye toward telephone cost reductions over current system architectures and modes of operation. This document defines a Forest teletraffic model derived from correlations between teletraffic statistics and real-world experiences. The model is developed through nine Forest Service teletraffic observations. An example of its application is made to the Boise National Forest. Effective teletraffic and switch engineering must be based on the communication manager's common sense appraisal of the model results and his or her own forest teletraffic statistics.

Keywords: modeling; prediction; telecommunication; teletraffic


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