Available Bit Rate: A Novel Handover Initiation Criterion

Brahmjit SINGH  Krishan Kant AGGARWAL  Shakti KUMAR  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.8   pp.2419-2421
Publication Date: 2004/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Terrestrial Radio Communications
mobile communications,  cellular radio systems,  handover,  bit rate,  

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We propose a novel handover initiation algorithm based on available bit rate and timing constraint criterion for multimedia capable cellular systems. Computer simulations are performed to evaluate the handover rate and handover initiation delay. Numerical results show that handover must be initiated at different positions for different services to maintain the required quality of service requirements.