Roedig, Utz and Sreenan, Cormac J. (2006) A Generic Hand-Over Framework for 4G Networks. In: In Proceedings of the Information Technology & Telecommunications Conference (IT&T2006), Carlow, Ireland, 1900-01-01.
Future telecommunication systems, commonly classified as 3G or 4G networks, will exhibit a range of wireless access technologies, ranging from GSM to UMTS to WLAN and WiMAX. A core issue in such heterogeneous wireless networks is the hand-over between different available access networks. This work presents a novel generic hand-over policy framework that abstracts from specific access technologies. The framework standardizes the way network parameters and user parameters are fed into the hand-over decision process. Thus, new access networks can easily be incorporated in existing network structures.
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