Interference Aware Vertical Handoff Decision Algorithm for Quality of Service Support in Wireless Heterogeneous Networks

Date Added: Oct 2009
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Next generation wireless networks concept aims at collaboration of various radio access technologies in order to provide Quality of Service (QoS) supported and cost efficient connections at anywhere and anytime. Since the next generation wireless systems are expected to be of heterogeneous topology, traditional handoff (horizontal handoff/handover) mechanisms are not sufficient to meet the requirements of these types of networks. More intelligent vertical handoff algorithms which consider user profiles, application requirements, and network conditions must be employed in order to provide enhanced performance results for both user and network.