Mobile Networks and Management. First International Conference, MONAMI 2009, Athens, Greece, October 13-14, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Design and Implementation of a Radio Access Selection Algorithm for Multi-mode Mobile Terminals

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11817-3_12,
        author={Alexandros Kaloxylos and Fotos Georgiadis and Ioannis Modeas and Nikos Passas},
        title={Design and Implementation of a Radio Access Selection Algorithm for Multi-mode Mobile Terminals},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. First International Conference, MONAMI 2009, Athens, Greece, October 13-14, 2009. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={4G radio access selection multi-mode terminals},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11817-3_12}
    }
    
  • Alexandros Kaloxylos
    Fotos Georgiadis
    Ioannis Modeas
    Nikos Passas
    Year: 2012
    Design and Implementation of a Radio Access Selection Algorithm for Multi-mode Mobile Terminals
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11817-3_12
Alexandros Kaloxylos1,*, Fotos Georgiadis2,*, Ioannis Modeas2,*, Nikos Passas2,*
  • 1: University of Peloponnese
  • 2: University of Athens
*Contact email: kaloxyl@uop.gr, fotos@di.uoa.gr, imodeas@di.uoa.gr, passas@di.uoa.gr

Abstract

Modern mobile terminals giving access to multiple radio access technologies at the same time allow users to select specific technologies and/or different operators for their services. This calls for an automated radio access selection mechanism. In this paper we propose such a mechanism with several novelties: i) it enables terminals to build prioritized lists of target access networks independently for each of their active connections; ii) it aims to satisfy user preferences instead of providing a mere load balancing between networks; iii) it is designed to operate with two decision-making points (mobile terminal and core network), splitting the complexity of the overall process. We discuss the main functionality of the proposed mechanism, its prototype design in SDL and specific details of our test-bed implementation using open source tools.