Provided by: Academy Publisher
Date Added: Jan 2015
The diffusion of mobile devices, equipped with many different network interfaces, offers great benefits to mobile communications, by allowing the fruition of network services through different Radio Access Networks (RANs). On the other hand, the development of the IEEE 802.21 standard, which facilitates the interoperability between different access networks, assures further performance improvements. In this scenario, network selection is the action of choosing the best Radio Access Network (RAN) among a set of available heterogeneous radio links.