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Personalised Handoff Decision for Seamless Roaming in Next Generation of Wireless Networks

Mokhesi, L. and A. Bagula (2010) Personalised Handoff Decision for Seamless Roaming in Next Generation of Wireless Networks. In Proceedings CNSM 2010 , pages 362-365, Canada.

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Abstract

The past three decades have experienced a phenomenal emergence of several wireless networks and technologies. This next generation of wireless networks (4G) will be integrated into one IP-backbone to offer improved services to the user. The features of 4G include: wide coverage, high data rates, seamless roaming and personalisation. This paper presents a personalised handoff decision method to offer personalisation in seamless roaming for the next generation of wireless networks. This is done by assigning profiles to different users with different preferences and using these profiles to offer personalised handoff. The integration of these two important features of 4G networks will provide the end user the ability to choose their own preferred networks while they roam freely between heterogeneous networks.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Seamless roaming; Handoff Decision; Personalisation; Next Generation Networks
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:668
Deposited By:Bagula, Antoine
Deposited On:22 Febuary 2011