Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Third International Conference, Mobilware 2010, Chicago, IL, USA, June 30 - July 2, 2010. Revised Selected Papers

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Access Network Discovery and Selection in the Future Broadband Wireless Environment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-17758-3_6,
        author={Marius Corici and Jens Fiedler and Thomas Magedanz and Dragos Vingarzan},
        title={Access Network Discovery and Selection in the Future Broadband Wireless Environment},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. Third International Conference, Mobilware 2010, Chicago, IL, USA, June 30 - July 2, 2010. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Access Network Discovery and Selection Wireless Broadband Networks 3GPP Evolved Packet Core heterogeneous wireless access},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-17758-3_6}
    }
    
  • Marius Corici
    Jens Fiedler
    Thomas Magedanz
    Dragos Vingarzan
    Year: 2012
    Access Network Discovery and Selection in the Future Broadband Wireless Environment
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17758-3_6
Marius Corici1,*, Jens Fiedler1,*, Thomas Magedanz1,*, Dragos Vingarzan1,*
  • 1: Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute
*Contact email: marius-iulian.corici@fokus.fraunhofer.de, jens.fiedler@fokus.fraunhofer.de, thomas.magedanz@fokus.fraunhofer.de, dragos.vingarzan@fokus.fraunhofer.de

Abstract

The Future Broadband Wireless environment is characterized by the co-existence of a multitude of wireless networks e.g. LTE, UMTS, WiMAX, WiFi etc. In order to be able to offer the best connectivity, according to the requirements of the user and to the preferences of the operator, a novel functionality was introduced in the network and in the mobile devices for access network discovery and selection. This paper introduces this functionality as standardized in the 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC), highlighting its main concepts and technical scenarios. Further a set of novel optimizations are evaluated, followed by the description of the Fraunhofer FOKUS OpenEPC implementation.