Impact of mobility on mobile telecommunications networks

Yi-Bing Lin*, Ai Chun Pang, Herman Chung-Hwa Rao

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper describes the mobility management mechanisms for mobile telecommunications networks. There are two major types of mobility: radio network mobility and core network mobility. Radio network mobility supports radio link switching of a mobile user during conversation, and core network mobility provides roaming and tunnel-related management for packet re-routing due to user movement. Impact of mobility on both the radio and the core networks is addressed in this paper. Also, potential research issues on these topics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)713-732
Number of pages20
JournalWireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2005


  • Core network
  • General packet radio service (GPRS)
  • Mobility management
  • Radio network
  • Universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS)

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