Reducing Ping-Pong Effect in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Using Machine Learning

  • Pragati KeneEmail author
  • S. L. Haridas
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 989)


Ping-pong effect is inherent in handoff ready networks. Due to this effect, there are unnecessary handoffs in a wireless network, which reduces the energy efficiency and the quality of service (QoS) offered by the networks to the node under study. Ping-pong effect is also responsible for high delays in networks, due to the fact that the nodes and networks are constantly performing handoff operations, and thus the normal communication operations get delayed. This paper throws light on a novel cloud-oriented machine learning based approach which optimizes the number of handoffs in the network, and thus improves the overall QoS delivered by the network to the node. Our results imply that the ping-pong effect reduces by more than 20% when compared to standard handoff algorithms.


Ping-pong Handoff Heterogeneous networks Delay QoS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronics EngineeringG.H. Raisoni College of EngineeringNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronics & Telecommunication EngineeringG.H. Raisoni College of EngineeringNagpurIndia

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