A Survey of Handover Management in Mobile HetNets: Current Challenges and Future Directions


Rehman, Aziz Ur and Roslee, Mardeni and Tiang, Jun Jiat (2023) A Survey of Handover Management in Mobile HetNets: Current Challenges and Future Directions. Applied Sciences, 13 (5). p. 3367. ISSN 2076-3417

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: With the rapid growth of data traffic and mobile devices, it is imperative to provide reliable and stable services during mobility. Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) and dense networks have been identified as potential solutions to address the upcoming capacity crunch, but they also pose significant challenges related to handover optimization. This paper presents a comprehensive review of recent handover decision algorithms in HetNets, categorizing them based on their decision techniques and summarizing their input parameters, techniques, and performance evaluations. Our study highlights the technical challenges and opportunities related to handovers in HetNets and dense cellular networks and provides key findings from recent studies. The significance of this survey is to provide a comprehensive overview of handover decision algorithms in HetNets and dense cellular networks, which can aid in the development of more advanced handover optimization approaches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: handover; self-optimization; heterogeneous networks; mobility management; handover control parameters; mobility robustness optimization; time-to-trigger; small cells; 5G networks; handover margin
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101-6720 Telecommunication. Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2023 01:55
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2023 01:55
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/11298


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