Home   >   CSC-OpenAccess Library   >    Manuscript Information
Full Text Available

(855.97KB)
This is an Open Access publication published under CSC-OpenAccess Policy.

PUBLICATIONS BY COUNTRIES

Top researchers from over 74 countries worldwide have trusted us because of quality publications.

United States of America
United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
Malaysia
China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
India
Tight Coupling Internetworking Between UMTS and WLAN: Challenges, Design Architectures and Simulation Analysis
Syed Safdar Ali Rizvi, Asif Aziz, N.M. Saad, Nasrullah Armi, Mohd Zuki Yusoff
Pages - 116 - 134     |    Revised - 01-05-2011     |    Published - 31-05-2011
Volume - 3   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - May / June 2011  Table of Contents
MORE INFORMATION
KEYWORDS
Vertical Handoff, Heterogeneous Networks, UMTS-WLAN Integration, Tight Coupling Integration, Loose Coupling Integration
ABSTRACT
To provide seamless internet connectivity anywhere at any time to the mobile users, there is a strong demand for the integration of wireless access networks for all-IP based Next Generation Networks (NGN). The Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is capable of providing high data rate at low cost. However, its services are limited to a small geographical area. Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks provide global coverage, however, cost is high and the provided data rate do not fulfill the requirements of bandwidth intensive applications. By integrating these two promising technologies; UMTS and WLAN several benefits can be achieved, i.e., load balancing, extension of coverage area, better Quality of Service (QoS), improved security features, etc. Therefore, the integration of these two technologies can provide ubiquitous connectivity and high data rate at low cost to wireless clients. In this paper different integration mechanisms of UMTS and WLAN are investigated. More precisely, an integrated mechanism for the integration of UMTS and WLAN based on two different variations of tight coupling, i.e., interconnecting WLAN with Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) is designed and analyzed. The simulated results reveal that the GGSN-WLAN integration performance is better than the SGSN-WLAN integration for all the applied applications and measurement parameters.
CITED BY (13)  
1 Nganya, G. C., Joseph, G. M., Echegini, N. S., & Nwankwo, E. L. (2016). Achieving a Seamless Mobility in the 3G and WLAN Networks Integration when the WLAN AP is Tightly Coupled to the SGSN of the 3G Network. International Journal of Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering, 7(1), 1.
2 Zayaraz, G., Devi, J. K., Vijayalakshmi, V., & Hemamalini, V. mobility management in heterogeneous wireless networks.
3 Kumar, D., Jolly, A., & Kumar, S. N. Performance Of Integrated Heterogeneous Network (WLAN-SGSN AND WLAN-GGSN).
4 Tripathi, S., & Jain, A. K. (2014). Research Issues in UMTS-WLAN Interworking: A Survey. Journal of Mobile Computing, Communications & Mobile Networks, 1(3), 34-41.
5 Aziz, A., & Saad, N. M. (2014, June). Load and service adaptive algorithm (LSAA) for tight coupling based integration architecture. In Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS), 2014 5th International Conference on (pp. 1-5). IEEE.
6 Rizvi, S., & Saad, N. M. (2014, June). A Multi-homing Seamless Vertical Handoff Protocol for integrated UMTS/WLAN network. In Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS), 2014 5th International Conference on (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
7 Hamada, R. A., Ali, H. S., & Abdalla, M. I. (2014). SIP-Based Mobility Management for LTE-WiMAX-WLAN Interworking Using IMS Architecture.
8 Vijayalakshmy, G., & Sivaradje, G. (2014). Loosely Coupled Heterogeneous Networks Convergence using IMS-SIP-AAA. International Journal of Computer Applications, 85(16), 29-45.
9 Chakraborty, N. (2013). performance analysis of economic model and radio resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks. International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications, 5(5), 183.
10 Singh, H. P., & Bala, M. (2013). Evaluation of Integrated WiMAX-WLAN under Pervasive Environment in OPNET. International Journal of Computer Applications, 82(17).
11 Mu, D., Ge, X., & Chai, R. (2013, October). Vertical handoff modeling and simulation in VANET scenarios. In Wireless Communications & Signal Processing (WCSP), 2013 International Conference on (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
12 Verma, V., & Baghla, S. Performance Evaluation of QoS in WLAN-UMTS Network Using OPNET Modeller.
13 Kim, H. S., Kim, E., & Kim, H. (2012, June). QoE-driven Wi-Fi selection mechanism for next generation smartphones. In Enabling Technologies for Smartphone and Internet of Things (ETSIoT), 2012 First IEEE Workshop on (pp. 13-18). IEEE.
1 Google Scholar 
2 CiteSeerX 
3 refSeek 
4 iSEEK 
5 Scribd 
6 SlideShare 
7 PdfSR 
1 T.L. Mann. “A Network System Level Simulator for Investigating the Interworking of Wireless LAN and 3G Mobile Systems”. Master’s Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 17 April, 2003
2 S. Kasera and N. Narang. ”3G networks Architecture, Protocols and procedures”, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, pp.3 (2008)
3 P. Vidales, G. Mapp, F. Stanjano, J. Crowcroft, and C. J. Bernardos. “A Practical approach for 4G systems: Deployment of overlay networks”. IEEE proceedings of the First International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the DEvelopment of NeTworks and COMmunities (TRIDENTCOM’05). 2005
4 D. O’Mahony and L. Doyle. “Beyond 3G: 4th Generation IP-based mobile networks”. In Wireless IP and Building the Mobile Intemet. Artech House, Norwood, 2002
5 W. Song, H. Jiang, W. Zhuang, X. Shen. "Resource management for QoS support in cellular/WLAN interworking". IEEE Network, 19(5): 12-18, 2005
6 W. Song, W. Zhuang, A. Saleh. “Interworking of 3G cellular networks and wireless LANs”. International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2(4): 237-247, 2007
7 F. Zarai, N. Boudriga, M.S. Obaidat. “WLAN-UMTS Integration: Architecture, Seamless Handoff, and Simulation Analysis”. SIMULATION, 82(6): 413-424, 2006
8 3GPP TR 22.934 6.2.0. Feasibility study on 3gpp system to wlan lnterworking (release 6). Technical specification, 3rd Genration Partnership Project, September 2002
9 A.K. Salkintzis. "Interworking techniques and architectures for WLAN/3G integration toward 4G mobile data networks". IEEE Wireless Communications, 11(3): 50-61, 2004
10 I. Maarouf. “A Comparative Analysis of Different Integration Approaches between UMTS and WLAN Networks”, http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/ocwtest/user071\COE54001/FINAL_PAPER_ COE587.pdf
11 M.Y. Gerla, R. Kapoor, T. Kwon, and A. Zanella. “UMTS TDD: Asolution for internetworking Bluetooth piconets in indoor environments”. Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC’02). Taormina, Italy, 2002
12 H. Petander, E. Perera, A. Seneviratne. “Multicasting with Selective Delivery: A SafetyNet for Vertical Handoffs”. Wireless Personal Communications, 43: 945- 958, 2007
13 A. H. Zahran, B. Liang, A. Saleh. “Signal Threshold Adaptation for Vertical Handoff in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”. Mobile Networks and Applications, 11: 625-640, 2006
14 A. Hecker, H. Labiod, G. Pujolle, H. Afifi, A. Serhrouchni, P. Urien. “A New Access Control Solution for a Multi-Provider Wireless Environment”. Telecommunication Systems, 29(2): 131-152, 2005
15 S.Tsao and C.C. Lin. "Design and evaluation of UMTS-WLAN interworking strategies". Proceedings of Vehicular Technology Conference. 2002
16 A.K. Salkintzis. "WLAN/3G interworking architectures for next generation hybrid data networks". IEEE International Conference on Communications. 2004
17 F. Siddiqui, S. Zeadally, and S. Fowler. "A Novel Architecture for Roaming between 3G and Wireless LANs".1st International Conference on Multimedia Services Access Networks, MSAN '05. 2005
18 Y. Zhou, Y. Rong, H.A. Choi, J.H. Kim, J. K. Sohn, and H. In-Choi. “A Dual-mode Mobile Station Module for WLAN/UMTS Interworking Systems”, CiteSeerX, 2009
19 M. Usman, W. Noshairwan, M. Gilani, A. Irshad and E. Irshad."Seamless vertical handoff using Authentication Certificate in GPRS-WLAN tightly coupled integrated networks". 4th International Conference on emerging Technologies, ICET. 2008
20 S. Minghui, H. Rutagemwa, X.Shen, J.W. Mark, A. Saleh. "A Service-Agent-Based Roaming Architecture for WLAN/Cellular Integrated Networks". IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 56(5): 3168-3181, 2007
21 R. B. Ali, S. Pierre. "On the impact of soft vertical handoff on optimal voice admission control in PCF-based WLANs loosely coupled to 3G networks". IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 8(3):1356-1365, 2009
22 P. Vidales, G. Mapp, F. Stajano, J. Crowcroft and C.J Bernardos. "A practical approach for 4G systems: deployment of overlay networks". First International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, Tridentcom.2005
23 M. A Amara et.al. “Performance of UMTS/WLAN Integration at Hot- Spot Locations Using OPNET”. Department of Computer Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.2008
24 R. Samarasinghe, V. Friderikos, and A.H. Aghvami. “Analysis of Intersystem Handover: UMTS FDD & WLAN”. Centre for Telecommunications Research, King's College London. http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/lcs/previous/LCS2003/61.pdf
25 L. Lampropoulos, N. Passas, A. Kaloxylos, L. Merakos. “Handover Management Architectures in Integrated WLAN/Cellular Networks”. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 7: 30-47, 2005
26 L. Lampropoulos, N. Passas, A. Kaloxylos, L. Merakos. “A Flexible UMTS/WLAN Architecture for Improved Network Performance”. Wireless Personal Communications, 43: 889-906, 2007
27 S. Park, J. Yu, and J. T. Ihm. “A Performance Evaluation of Vertical Handoff Scheme between MobileWiMax and Cellular Networks”. In Proc. of 16th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks. 2007
28 A. K. Salkintzis, C. Fors, R. Pazhyannur. “WLAN-GPRS Integration for NG Mobile Data Netwoks”, IEEE Wireless Communications, 9: 112-124, 2002
29 J. Y. Song, H. J. Lee, S. H. Lee, S. W. Lee, D. H. Cho. “Hybrid Coupling Schemes for UMTS and Wireless LAN Interworking”. AEU International Journal on Electronics and Communications, 61: 329-336, 2007
30 F. Siddiqui, S. Zeadally, E. Yaprak, “Design and architectures for 3G and IEEE 802.11 WLAN Integration”, ICN 2005, LNCS 3421, 1047–1054, 2005
Mr. Syed Safdar Ali Rizvi
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS - Malaysia
syed_safdarrizvi@yahoo.com
Dr. Asif Aziz
- Malaysia
Mr. N.M. Saad
- Malaysia
Mr. Nasrullah Armi
- Malaysia
Mr. Mohd Zuki Yusoff
- Malaysia