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The future generation wireless networks are expected to be heterogeneous networks consisting of UMTS, WLAN, WiMAX, LTE etc. A heterogeneous network provides users with different data rate and Quality of Service (QoS). Users of future mobile networks will be able to choose from different radio access technologies. These networks vary widely in service capabilities such as coverage area, bandwidth and error characteristics. Network selection is a challenging task in heterogeneous networks and will influence the performance metrics of importance for both service provider and subscriber.