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Overview on Location Management in PCS Network: A Survey

  • Abantika Choudhury
  • Abhijit Sharma
  • Uma Bhattacharya
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 43)

Abstract

Location Management is an important and key issue in any wireless communication network to deliver the services of mobile user and the network needs to keep track of that mobile user constantly. Two methods for location management exist-Location update (LU) and Paging. Both location update and paging takes huge cost in terms of bandwidth, battery power, memory space, computing time etc. More location updates reduce cost of paging and the vice versa is also true. Since the LU cost is much higher than the cost of paging, this paper focuses on location management using LU only. A thorough study of different existing LU procedures of location management process in Personal Communication Service (PCS) network and its related research work are presented in this paper.

Keywords

Location update Paging PCS HLR VLR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abantika Choudhury
    • 1
  • Abhijit Sharma
    • 2
  • Uma Bhattacharya
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyRCC Institute of Information TechnologyKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer ApplicationNational Institute of TechnologyDurgapurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyIndian Institute of Engineering Science and TechnologyHowrahIndia

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