Vertical Handover Between Wireless Service Providers

Abstract : We discuss the dynamics of user handover between two coexisting wireless service providers and analyze the consequent exploitation of the offered diversity by the use of multi-standard terminals. We show that the potential capacity benefits of mobile-initiated vertical handovers (VHO) are substantial, but it is important to choose the correct VHO criteria in order to achieve optimum load balancing and equilibrium states (both globally and socially). A fast-handover scheme, based on replicator dynamics is presented, which exhibits fast convergence to the socially optimal states by allowing only a subset of the necessary VHOs among the air interfaces to take place.
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Panayotis Mertikopoulos, Aris L. Moustakas, Nikos Dimitriou. Vertical Handover Between Wireless Service Providers. WiOpt '08: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, 2008, Unknown, Unknown Region. 2008. 〈hal-01382309〉

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