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Network Selection For One-to-Many Services In 3G-Broadcasting Cooperative Networks

By Luan Huang, Kar Ann Chew and Rahim Tafazolli


The beyond 3G or 4G mobile systems envisions heterogeneous infrastructures comprising diverse wireless systems, e.g., 2G, 3G, DVB, WLAN, and various transmission approaches, e.g., “one-to-one” and “one-to-many”. In this context, a network selection (NS) problem emerges regarding determining the appropriate Access Network (AN), as users are reachable through several different ANs. This paper addresses the issue of provisioning “one-to-many” services over heterogeneous wireless networks in terms of how to choose the AN that satisfies the bandwidth requirement of services, while maximizing the system profit obtained in the combined network. A heterogeneous network comprising Multicast Broadcast Multimedia Service (MBMS) of the third generation mobile terrestrial network and the digital video broadcasting transmission system for handheld terminals (DVB-H) is adopted in this study. Both networks cooperate and complement each other to improve the resource usage and to support “one-to-many” services with their multicast and broadcast transmission capabilities. Based on this architecture, an algorithm framework is defined and proposed to solve the NS problem for the “one-to-many” services. Six schemes based on the algorithm framework are then evaluated by simulation

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1109/VETECS.2005.1543897
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