What Does Permanently Assigned Multiple Access (PAMA) Mean?Permanently Assigned Multiple Access (PAMA) is one of the two major techniques used to allocate channels to users.
In PAMA, every user is assigned a fixed channel, irrespective of whether it is used or not. This is very inefficient as the channels are allotted to users even when there is no requirement.
Therefore, the majority of multiple-access systems make use of demand-assigned multiple access (DAMA), where the available channels are assigned to users on an "as-required" basis.
PAMA is also known as Fixed Assigned Multiple Access (FAMA).