Retrial queues with server subject to breakdowns and repairs. (English) Zbl 0727.60110

The authors claim communication networks to be typical applications of their queueing model. A customer who gets a busy signal simply tries again at a later time. The server is subject to breakdowns and repairs both in his busy and in his idle period. Appropriate distributions are derived, especially the limiting distribution of the number of retrial customers and of the state of the server.


60K25 Queueing theory (aspects of probability theory)
90B22 Queues and service in operations research
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