Authors: Rajarshi Sanyal; Ernestina Cianca; Ramjee Prasad
Addresses: Network Engineering and Design, Belgacom-ICS, 79, Rue Du Paturage, Neder over Heembeek, 1120 Brussels, Belgium. ' Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF-Italy), Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via del politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. ' Center for TeleInFrastruktur, Department of Electronic Engineering, Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 12, 9220 Aalborg Øst, Denmark
Abstract: The factors that will drive the ontogenesis of next generation mobile networks namely are the evolution of the mobile devices and ever incremental demand for data traffic triggered by the proliferation of smart phones and the dongles. Apprehending an exponential growth in numbers of the mobile users, the cell size of the mobile network will shrink. Eventually, there will be an upsurge of signalling messages interchanged between the device and the network due to an increase in handover related operations. Attempt should be made to reduce the interaction with the network and to simplify the mobility and location management related processes. Also to consider is the ever increasing demand for data traffic triggered by the new generation mobile devices. In this paper, we set out a technical architecture of a mobile network to abridge the intricate mobility and location management processes as well as the addressing principle to render more operational efficiency and cater to the needs of the data hungry applications that we envisage for the next generation devices and networks.
Keywords: addressing; mobility management; location management; absolute radio frequency channel number; AFCRN; LTE; IMS; GTP; DIAMETER; user equipment; BER; smart networks; mobile networks; intelligent physical layers; mobile devices; mobile communications; operational efficiency; next generation.
International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation, 2012 Vol.4 No.2, pp.91 - 108
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