Traffic analysis of TSTST time division speech paths

Minoru Akiyama*, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Julio Seguel, Hideaki Fukushima

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This paper describes the traffic analysis of TSTST type building block speech paths. The main component of this configuration is the switch module. It consists of a small‐sized T‐switch and part of an S‐switch. TSTST configuration is used to make a large capacity switching system with these switch modules. Conventionally, TST configuration was used mainly for speech paths. However, the number of stages must be increased in order to make a large capacity switching system using switch networks with small channel multiplicity. The traffic handling characteristics of TSTST are almost the same as those of TST with the same size T‐switch and the same total number of channels, and this configuration can be applied to a wide range of speech path sizes. Furthermore, flexibility and reliability can be improved by adding alternative links to the fundamental TSTST configuration, and thereby link efficiency can be improved by a few percent compared with the configuration without alternative links.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan (Part I: Communications)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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