User's Profile Replication Tree and On Demand Replica Update in Wireless Communication
Replication strategy is mostly useful for replicating the called mobile user's profile at selected locations where some caller mobile users have higher calling rate. It plays important role in personal communication services (PCS) in order to reduce call setup cost and call setup time. In prior replication schemes, replicated sites (visitor location registers) have no inter relationship. The authors have proposed a novel and innovative replication tree which is buildup from replicated VLRs (Visitor Location Registers). VLRs are replicated based on effective replication probability of caller mobile user. Home location register (HLR) keeps update replica at root VLR in the replication tree and root VLR forwards update replica to a VLR in the replication tree on demand.