International Journal of Computer Applications
Efficient handover mechanism in a GSM network is one of the parameters critical to GSM network service quality i.e. Quality-of-Service (QoS) and customer satisfaction. Ongoing calls are being transferred through the process of handover from one cell to another as the users move through the coverage areas of the cellular systems. This research focuses on analyzing and optimizing intercell handover dynamics in Airtel network in Kano. A three months call record sample data was used. Average call drop rate per cell was predicted to be six (6%).