International Journal of Emerging Technology in Computer Science and Electronics ( IJETCSE)
Mobility is the most important feature of a wireless cellular communication system. Usually, continuous service is achieved by supporting handover from one base station to another. The legacy handover procedure is designed for handover between macrocell base stations which are part of Mobile Core Network (MCN). The femtocell base stations connect to the MCN through public internet which introduces additional latency while it makes use of existing legacy handover procedure. Thus, the authors propose a new Pre-fetch based fast handover scheme for cellular networks with femtocells to increase the efficiency of handovers. This scheme requires only a little change in the existing architecture to achieve simplified, fast and more efficient handover.