A Novel Approach for Optimal Network Selection in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

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Executive Summary

Today Communication industry concentrates more on the live information transfer without altering the existing infrastructure and hence requires a single convergence platform of all networks' access. The next generation systems support multimode, multi-access and reconfigurable devices to support inter-working of heterogeneous networks. The network selection is user-centric and based on multiple QOS (Quality Of Service) parameters like bandwidth, cost, security level, call drop probability, etc., to select appropriate networks. The proposed algorithm uses a distance function to generate an ordered list of various access technologies called networks in a particular region according to multiple user preferences and level of interest.

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