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Multi-hop Extensions to Heterogeneous Access Network Selection

  • Ramón Agüero
  • Johnny Choque
  • Luis Muñoz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 45)

Abstract

This paper evaluates an access selection architecture able to handle heterogeneous technologies. We establish a generic access selection algorithm, which assigns different weights to the constraints established by both the network and the terminal. In addition, we improve the traditional operation by allowing multi-hop extensions, by means of which an end-user may reach an Access Element (i.e. base station) through other nodes willing to relay traffic. The results show that the multi-hop extensions are beneficial, not only from the point of view of the end-user, but also from the perspective of the network operator, since they allow an increase on the overall network throughput.

Keywords

Heterogeneous Access Networks Multi-hop extensions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramón Agüero
    • 1
  • Johnny Choque
    • 1
  • Luis Muñoz
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CantabriaSantanderSpain

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