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I AM 4 VHO : new approach to improve seamless vertical handover in heterogeneous wireless networks

Khattab, OAO and Alani, OYK 2013, 'I AM 4 VHO : new approach to improve seamless vertical handover in heterogeneous wireless networks' , International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications, 5 (3) , pp. 53-63.

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Two mechanisms have been proposed independently by IEEE and 3GPP; namely, Media Independent Handover (MIH) and Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF), respectively. These mechanisms enable a seamless Vertical Handover (VHO) between the different types of technologies (3GPP and non-3GPP), such as GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication), Wireless Fidelity (Wi- Fi), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and Long Term Evolution (LTE). In this paper, we overview these mechanisms and show their components, benefits and drawbacks. Then we present our Imperative Alternative MIH for Vertical Handover (I AM 4 VHO) approach based on the approaches that have been studied in the literature with better performance (packet loss and latency), less connection failure (probability of reject sessions), less complexity and more exhaustive for enhancing VHO heterogeneous wireless networks environment.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications
Publisher: AIRCC Publishing Corporation
ISSN: 0975-2293
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Funders: Funder not known
Depositing User: OYK Alani
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 12:04
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 09:01

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