It is likely that an ensemble of overlapping heterogeneous wireless networks will be required to provide ubiquitous data communications. In this scenario, the mobile user's choice of network will directly affect the applications' performance. This paper examines this decision, and proposes that it is made by the client application by considering network characteristics and cost. This is facilitated by a modified version of SCTP. Using simulation results, we show that a marked improvement in application performance is possible by monitoring the available networks, and making the appropriate selection.
|Number of pages
|IEE Conference Publication
|Published (in print/issue) - 1 Dec 2004
|Fith IEE International Conference on 3G Mobile Communication Technologies 2004 - The Premier Technical Conference for 3G and Beyond - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Oct 2004 → 20 Oct 2004
- Mobility management
- Path selection