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

Authors: 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

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

Available online: 28 May 2007

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