A dynamic network discovery and selection method for heterogeneous wireless networks

Farhan Siddiqui, Sherali Zeadally, Hesham El-Sayed, Naveen Chilamkurti

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    Next generation communication systems aim at providing ubiquitous network access by integrating a wide-range of wireless technologies. The availability of various access networks requires a mobile device to be capable of selecting the best access network with minimum user intervention. We present a design architecture that efficiently discovers available wireless networks, and implements automatic network selection based on several factors such as the conditions of accessible networks, requirements of active applications, and preferences of the mobile user. We also present a case study to demonstrate the operation of the proposed prototype architecture in an actual heterogeneous network testbed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-114
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Internet Protocol Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Battery time
    • GPRS
    • General packet radio service
    • Handoff
    • Heterogeneous
    • Mobile
    • Network
    • Power consumption
    • QoS
    • Quality of service
    • WLAN
    • Wireless
    • Wireless local area network

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications


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