The Signaling Network Deployment for Mobile Networks

Kuo-Ruey WU  Rong-Hong JAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B   No.10   pp.1556-1563
Publication Date: 1997/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Mobile Communication
Keyword: 
distributed databases,  locality,  Common Channel Signaling System No.7,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes the signaling network deployment for mobile networks with a goal of reducing the signaling cost and time to set up calls. In this deployment, we solve the heavy concentration of signaling traffic resulting from the centralized database used in current mobile networks. The solution exploits the features of the distributed databases, data partition, locality of mobile users, and Common Channel Signaling System No.7 (CCSS No.7) network architectures. We assume the area served by the mobile network is partitioned into a few zones. There is a database associated with each zone. A numbering database strategy is proposed in this paper for the mobiles to register at some specific nearby databases according to their mobile identification numbers. Thus, a calling party can directly locate the called party by the mobile identification number he/she dialed. This method can reduce over 95% of the location-updating cost and 70% of the location-tracking cost under a general sumulation model. We also present the implementation considerations of this strategy. This implementation is an enhancement of the routing function of the Signaling Connection Control Part in CCSS No.7 protocol stacks. With few modifications on current mobile networks, the proposed strategy can obtain very excellent results.