Modeling and Analysis for an Enhanced Three-Tier Dynamic Location Management in 3G

  • Jiachun Wu
  • Hao Zhang
  • Jianxin Liao
  • Xiaomin Zhu
  • Bo Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4138)


Location management is a key function in mobile communication systems to guarantee the mobile terminals to continuously receive services. In this paper, we study an enhanced movement-based location management scheme for 3G cellular networks where the home location registers, gateway location registers and visitor location registers form a three-tier hierarchical mobility database structure. Furthermore, we formulate analytically the cost model of location update and paging for the proposed scheme and compare the proposed scheme with the basic movement-based location management scheme. The outcomes show that the enhanced movement-based location management scheme outperforms the other scheme.


Mobile Terminal Location Management Location Update Incoming Call Visitor Location Register 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiachun Wu
    • 1
  • Hao Zhang
    • 1
  • Jianxin Liao
    • 1
  • Xiaomin Zhu
    • 1
  • Bo Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching TechnologyBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina

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