Network Selection Algorithm for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks: from Design to Implementation
Heterogeneous networks allow mobile terminals to take advantage of complementary radio technologies for their concurrent connections. In this paper we propose a mechanism for automated radio access network selection with several novelties: It enables terminals to build prioritized lists of target access networks independently for each of their active connections. It aims to satisfy user preferences. Lastly, it operates with two decision-making points (mobile terminal and core network), splitting the complexity of the overall process. After discussing the functionality of the proposed mechanism, we present its formal specification in SDL. Finally, a test-bed implementation comprising two access networks is presented. It uses open source tools and it is based on Mobile IP, showing the feasibility of our proposal.
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