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Performance methods for mobility management in cellular networks

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  • LQ Liu
  • ATD Munro
  • MH Barton
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860 - 864
JournalIEEE ICUPC'96
StatePublished - Oct 1996
Event5th International Conference on Universal Personal Communications - Cambridge, United States


This paper presents performance methods for mobility management in cellular networks. A queueing analysis is first undertaken, in which the system is modelled as an open Jackson network, consisting of M M/M/1 queues. Given environmental parameters, the corresponding probability matrix is obtained, and hence the traffic matrix equations. From these equations, the traffic load in each cell is evaluated. Secondly, a BONeS DESIGNER simulation model is created and applied to the evaluation of mobility processing load. One case study has been made on Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD) networks. The results from both analysis and simulation are similar. It is important to note that the proposed traffic analysis approach may also be used for evaluating and analysing other signalling traffic in cellular networks

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Other identifier: 078033004 Rose publication type: Conference contribution Terms of use: Copyright © 1996 IEEE. Reprinted from Record of IEEE International Conference on Universal Personal Communications, 1996. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.


5th International Conference on Universal Personal Communications

Duration1 Oct 1996 → …
CountryUnited States

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