Int. J. of Mobile Network Design and Innovation   »   2007 Vol.2, No.1

 

 

Title: Policy-based service-driven dynamic planning of heterogeneous wireless networks

 

Author: Kun Yang, Yumin Wu, Yang Yang, Enjie Liu

 

Addresses:
Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, UK.
Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, UK.
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, London, UK.
Centre for Wireless Network Design, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK

 

Abstract: The commercial success of the future mobile networks relies largely on its flexibility in providing adaptive and cost-effective services. Based on the analysis of the basic architecture of Future Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (F-HWNs) and their implication on Dynamic Network Planning (DNP), a policy-based service-driven approach is proposed and its prototype implementation called PoDNP is presented in this paper. PoDNP especially advocates the context-aware adaptability of network planning via Policy-Based Management (PBM) method and the service-driven nature of DNP.

 

Keywords: dynamic network planning; DNP; heterogeneous wireless networks; HWNs; mobile networks; context-aware adaptability; policy-based management; network design.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNDI.2007.013806

 

Int. J. of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 2007 Vol.2, No.1, pp.67 - 77

 

Available online: 28 May 2007

 

 

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