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Performance Analysis of Downward Handoff Latency in a WLAN/GPRS Interworking System

Mandalaparty B.R. Murthy and Fredson A. Phiri

Abstract

This study presents the performance analysis of a new tight coupling based WLAN/GPRS interworking architecture. The effects of network traffic on downward handoff latency are investigated. The results indicate that increasing WLAN traffic increases the overall downward handoff latency more than increasing GPRS traffic. On the other hand, increasing GPRS traffic results in higher packet buffering requirements at the Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN).

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 1 No. 1, 2005, 24-27

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2005.24.27

Submitted On: 11 May 2005 Published On: 31 March 2005

How to Cite: Murthy, M. B. & Phiri, F. A. (2005). Performance Analysis of Downward Handoff Latency in a WLAN/GPRS Interworking System. Journal of Computer Science, 1(1), 24-27. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2005.24.27

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Keywords

  • Vertical Handoff
  • Handoff Latency
  • GPRS
  • WLAN
  • Interworking Networks