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Femtocell networks, consisting of a conventional macro cellular deployment and overlaying femtocells, forming a hierarchical cell structure, constitute an attractive solution to improving the macrocell capacity and coverage. However, the inter-and intra-tier interferences in such systems can significantly reduce the capacity and cause an unacceptably high(More)
—Modern LTE (Long Term Evolution) cellular networks provide advanced services for billions of users that go beyond traditional voice and short messaging traffic. The recent trend of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks impacting the availability of communication systems illustrate the importance of strengthening the resiliency of mobility networks(More)
Voice traffic termination fraud, often referred to as Subscriber Identity Module box (SIMbox) fraud, is a common illegal practice on mobile networks. As a result, cellular operators around the globe lose billions annually. Moreover, SIMboxes compromise the cellular network infrastructure by overloading local base stations serving these devices. This paper(More)
The Short Messaging Service (SMS), one of the most successful cellular services, generates millions of dollars in revenue for mobile operators. Estimates indicate that billions of text messages are traveling the airwaves daily. Nevertheless, text messaging is becoming a source of customer dissatisfaction due to the rapid surge of messaging abuse activities.(More)
The Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the newly adopted technology to offer enhanced capacity and coverage for current mobility networks, which experience a constant traffic increase and skyrocketing bandwidth demands. This new cellular communication system, built upon a redesigned physical layer and based on an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access(More)
Machine to Machine (M2M) systems are actively spreading, with mobile networks rapidly evolving to provide connectivity beyond smartphones and tablets. With billions of embedded devices expected to join cellular networks over the next few years, novel applications are emerging and contributing to the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm. The new generation of(More)
The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) introduces a vast ecosystem of new network-enabled objects. Although most current cellular IoT services run over 2G and 3G cellular networks, the Long Term Evolution (LTE) is expected to be one of the main platforms for the emergence of new Machine to Machine (M2M) communication systems. Cellular communication(More)
—LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the latest cellular communications standard to provide advanced mobile services that go beyond traditional voice and short messaging traffic. Mobility networks are experiencing a drastic evolution with the advent of Machine to Machine (M2M) systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), which is expected to result in billions of(More)