Date Added: Dec 2009
Future mobile networks will be increasingly heterogeneous. Already today, wireless LAN is used by many mobile network operators as an addition to traditional technologies like GSM and UMTS; WiMax and 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) will be added. Having heterogeneous wireless networks, one challenging research question needs to be answered: which user should be served by which access network and when to conduct a handover? For such decisions, information on the state of networks and terminals is required. In this paper, the authors simulate mobile networks in which a central entity called Network Resource Management (N-RM) gives handover recommendations to mobile terminals.