Title: Modelling and cost analysis of location management scheme for PCS networks

Authors: Sanjay Kumar Biswash, Chiranjeev Kumar

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, 826004, India. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, 826004, India

Abstract: Location management is a fundamental issue of mobility management. It tracks the current location of mobile subscriber and delivers the incoming calls to them. In this paper we have proposed a modeling to estimate the location management cost, which is based on home location register cost, visitor location register cost, signalling cost, and paging cost. The proposed analytical model is helpful in describing the various parameters for overall location management cost. The numerical analysis has been carried out to explain the location management cost.

Keywords: location management; home location register; visitor location register; paging cost; location management costs; GSM; mobility management; signalling cost; personal communication services; PCS networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICT.2011.039523

International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 2011 Vol.3 No.1, pp.53 - 67

Published online: 06 Apr 2011 *

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