This paper examines the channel holding time of public cellular telephony
systems. This is the time that the Mobile Station (MS) remains in the same cell,
a fraction of the call holding time. The study is based on actual data taken from
a working system. The probability distribution that fits the empirical sample
best when applying the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test is a mixture of lognormals.
Combinations of memory-less stages are also tested in the paper.
CitacióBarceló, F.; Jordán, J. "Channel Holding Time Distribution in Public Cellular Telephony", in Teletraffic Engineering in a Competitive World, Proc. of the 16th ITC. Vol 3a, pp. 107-116, P. Key and D. Smith (editors), Elsevier, June 1999.