Concatenated Location Management

Hideaki YUMIBA  Koji SASADA  Masami YABUSAKI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E85-B   No.10   pp.2083-2089
Publication Date: 2002/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Mobile Multimedia Communications)
location management,  location registration,  paging,  location register,  

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We propose Concatenated Location Management (CLM), utilizing tendency for mobile terminals (MTs) to move as a group. When many MTs are on the same train, for example, they move together and share the same mobility characteristics. Therefore, we propose to concatenate the MTs and link them to the train for more efficient location management. CLM can reduce the number of location management signals because the train sends only one location registration signal on behalf of all of the individual MTs when a location registration area boundary is crossed. We discuss the key functions for CLM including location registration, paging, and location register configuration.