Date Added: May 2010
In this paper, the authors investigate the impact that introduction of new Ambient Networks (AN) functionality will have on usage of system resources and on connection delay. The signalling load for multiple attachment and negotiation procedures is assessed by modelling signalling sequences for a WLAN system enabled with AN technology. The load is computed for varying numbers of users and for users with different levels of "Willingness to evaluate and negotiate offers." The results show that the most important parameter is the number of attachment attempts per time unit, which is an indicator of user activity level.