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Application-controlled handover for heterogeneous multiple radios over fibre networks

Application-controlled handover for heterogeneous multiple radios over fibre networks

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The wired-wireless integration network can be categorised as fixed mobile convergence (FMC). FMC means the convergence of the existing wired network and wireless network. Therefore a mobile device needs the function of connection and control to the FMC infrastructure. An application-controlled handover is developed, which keeps channel continuity in the wired-wireless synergy network environment that consists of 3G (UMTS)+WLAN+WPAN (UWB) and optical fibre network. A handover mechanism transmits and receives data by using the proposed application selection criteria. It maintains the channel and the seamless transmission from mobile device to the remote optical fibre network, to provide real-time service continuity for multimedia traffic. The results show that application-controlled handover has a reduction up to 83% in packet drop, 74% reduction in bit error rate, 85% reduction in power consumption and 100% enhancement in application response time (delay) as compared with the network without handover technique.

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