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In this paper, a novel approach for the comparison between TETRA system and other contenders is presented showing the relative potentials, thence applications and possible new services. TETRA Voice plus Data (V+D) and GPRSbased- GSM performance are also compared for defined multimedia transmission to revise the capability of bothsystems to afford multimedia applications to large number of subscribers with the shortest time possible while maintaining the optimal channel utilization. Performance measurements for data transmission illustrate that TETRA exhibits faster time response for connection setup time than the GPRS\GSM applications can provide. Simulation results also confirm that TETRA can support larger number of Mobile Stations (MSs) than the GSM\GPRS for the same time delay period, yet TETRA requires minimal network resources in comparison with GSM\GPRS for the same supported service. Indeed this is important in the present time where the demand on wireless communication is increasing dramatically and this what stimulates the concept of this research. Also, the hypothesis that certain communications systems utilizes spectrum efficiency more effectively than others and the fact that radio spectrum is a scarce recourse have further encourages the start of this research.



TETRA GSM GPRS Call setup-time Throughput

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Dababneh, M. I., & Al-Khawaldeh, E. S. (2007). Performance of TETRA and GSM\GPRS as a Platform for Broadband Internet and Multimedia Evolution. The Journal of Engineering Research [TJER], 4(1), 95–102.


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