MBMS Handover Control for efficient multicasting in IP-based 3G mobile networks

Christopher Christophorou, Andreas Pitsillides

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Handover Control in a cellular infrastructure aims to provide continuity of mobile services to a user traveling over cell boundaries. So far, Handover Control is considered only between cells supporting the service using Dedicated Resources and the handover decision making is based on a comparison between an observed signal strength value and a predetermined threshold chosen in a manner so as to maximize the overall system capacity. With the introduction of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), for radio efficiency reasons, one cell can use either Common or Dedicated resources for the distribution of the same content in a Cell. Thus, the mobile users that are on the move may have to deal with dynamic changes of network resources when crossing the cell edge, introducing new types of handovers (MBMS Handovers). Using the current Handover Algorithm when an MBMS Handover is executing will not be so efficient. For the efficient execution of these new types of handover a different approach has to be followed. This paper proposes a new Handover Algorithm which efficiently maximizes the overall system capacity when mobile MBMS users have to deal with these new types of handovers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2112-2117
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424403553, 9781424403554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 11 Jul 200615 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume5
ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2006
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period11/07/0615/07/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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