Adaptive Service Profile Replication Scheme for Next Generation Personal Communication Networks

Jinkyung HWANG  Myong-Soon PARK  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.11   pp.3344-3351
Publication Date: 2003/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
intelligent network,  service profile,  adaptive replication scheme,  

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It is expected that per-user customized services are widely used in next generation Personal Communication Network. To provide personalized services for each call, per-user service profiles are frequently referenced, so efficient service profile management is essentially required. To provide service profile based services, typically two schemes can be employed: One is Intelligent Network based Central scheme and the other is IMT-2000 based full replication scheme, we refer to as Follow-Me Replication Unconditional (FMRU). Since the Central scheme only depends on the service call rate and the FMRU is merely dependent on the movement rate, it is apparent that the FMRU scheme outperforms the Central scheme if the call-to-mobility ratio (CMR) is large, and vice versa. In this paper, we propose a new service profile replication schemes, Adaptive Follow-Me Replication Conditional (AFMRC) that determine replication automatically according to the user's varying CMR in real-time. We compared the performance of the AFMRC with the previous non-adaptive Follow-Me Replication Conditional (FMRC) scheme. Performance results indicate that as the CMR of a user changes, AFMRC adapts well compared to the existing schemes.