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Title: Analytical study of a dual pointer based strategy for location update using node B sojourn time in UMTS networks
Authors: Sadhukhan, Samir K.
Bose, Chayanika
Saha, Debashish
Chattopadhyay, Asis Kumar
Keywords: Dual Pointer
Location Search
Location Update
Mathematical Analysis
Mobility Management
Pointer Forwarding
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: SCOPUS
International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking
IGI Global
Series/Report no.: 14(2)
Abstract: This article describes how Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) is a 3G cellular network standard that uses location update (LU) and location search (LS) for mobility management. LU requires update in two location registers (LRs) - home LR (HLR) and visiting LR (VLR) - where one HLR controls multiple VLRs. HLR updates (HLRUs) are costlier, and hence should be less frequent. To achieve it, VLRs maintain a forward pointer chain among themselves, instead of updating HLR. But a lengthy chain increases LS cost considerably. So, we propose to restrict the chain length to unity by introducing an additional backward pointer, and using the concept of root-VLR similar to the home agent concept of mobile IP. We derive a closed form solution to approximate the average HLRUs per call, and substantiate it by simulation in cases of both random and diurnal mobilities. Results reveal substantial reduction in HLRUs per call, even when call-to-mobility ratio is high. UMTS operators will find the analysis worth considering, while managing their 3G networks. Copyright � 2018, IGI Global.
Description: Sadhukhan, Samir K., Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, India; Bose, Chayanika, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India; Saha, Debashish, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, India; Chattopadhyay, Asis Kumar, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India
ISSN/ISBN - 15480631
DOI - 10.4018/IJBDCN.2018070104
Appears in Collections:Management Information Systems

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