An Agent Based Smart Solution for Vertical Handover in 4G
The explosion of wireless technologies with their ever increasing popularity has made it essential to have vertical handoff solutions where users can move among a choice of networks proficiently and seamlessly. An array of mechanisms supporting vertical handoffs selecting the best promising network interfaces have recently been anticipated but none of these have turned to be a complete solution. This paper proposes an agent-based automated handover initiation & decision mechanism that enables wireless access network selection on the basis of user preferences thus providing more flexibility to the user. An attempt has been made to address the limitations pertaining to existing solutions.