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Interworking Architectures in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks: An Algorithmic Overview

Atayero, A. A. and Adegoke, Elijah (2012) Interworking Architectures in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks: An Algorithmic Overview. International Journal of Computer Applications, 48 (9). pp. 38-44. ISSN 0975-8887

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Abstract

The scarce availability of spectrum and the proliferation of smartphones, social networking applications, online gaming etc., mobile network operators (MNOs) are faced with an exponential growth in packet switched data requirements on their networks. Haven invested in legacy systems (such as HSPA, WCDMA, WiMAX, Cdma2000, LTE, etc.) that have hitherto withstood the current and imminent data usage demand, future and projected usage surpass the capabilities of the evolution of these individual technologies. Hence, a more critical, cost-effective and flexible approach to provide ubiquitous coverage for the user using available spectrum is of high demand. Heterogeneous Networks make use of these legacy systems by allowing users to connect to the best network available and most importantly seamlessly handover active sessions amidst them. This paper presents a survey of interworking architectures between IMT 2000 candidate networks that employ the use of IEFT protocols such as MIP, mSCTP, HIP, MOBIKE, IKEV2 and SIP etc. to bring about this much needed capacity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 22:34
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 22:34
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/910

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