A design for integrated wireless network with flexible bandwidth assignment

Takanori Nomura, Keita Kawano, Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Koso Murakami

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As various mobile communication systems have developed, dramatically integrated wireless network, where users can communicate seamlessly via several wireless access systems, have become expected. At present, there are many studies of integrated wireless network, but no study of a network design method. Therefore, in this paper, we discuss a network design method for integrated wireless networks. Because of the handover procedure, the network design where adjacent base stations are connected to the same router, regardless of radio system type, is simply considered. However, in such a design, where mobile users crowd into a particular area and users' access to the base stations located there increases, the load of these accesses is centralized to the single router. To overcome this problem, we propose a new network design wherein the base stations of heterogeneous wireless communication systems, the service areas of which overlap, are connected to a different router. In the proposed network design, although users' accesses are concentrated on the base stations located in a particular area, users in that area can be assigned bandwidth of several upper links according to the access conditions of the base stations in neighboring areas. Finally, we show the excellent performance of the proposed design by simulation experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1177-1183
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Integrated wireless network
  • Mobile communication
  • Network design
  • Seamless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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