Location Assisted Handover Optimization for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

@inproceedings{Nielsen2011LocationAH,
  title={Location Assisted Handover Optimization for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks},
  author={Jimmy Jessen Nielsen and Tatiana K. Madsen and Hans-Peter Schwefel},
  booktitle={EW},
  year={2011}
}
Mobile users typically experience better connectivity if their mobile device performs handover to an available WiFi network rather than using a cellular network. For a moving user the window of opportunity is limited and the timing of the handover is therefore crucial. In this work we propose two location-based look-ahead handover prediction algorithms that are based on the assumption that a database of expected throughput for a given location of all networks is available. The first algorithm… CONTINUE READING
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