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Reply To: Grade of Service

Jose Quintero

Grade of Service (GoS) is defined as the probability that calls will be blocked while attempting to seize circuits. It is written as P.xx blocking factor or blockage, where xx is the percentage of calls that are blocked for a traffic system. For example, traffic facilities requiring P.01 GoS define a 1 percent probability of callers being blocked to the facilities. A GoS of P.00 is rarely requested and will rarely happen because to be 100 percent sure that there is no blocking, you would have to design a network where the caller to circuit ratio is 1:1. Also, most traffic formulas assume that there are an infinite number of callers.