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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3751
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2012-2016); Quarterly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJFCC
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mohamed Othman
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Mohamed Othman
Department of Communication Technology and Network Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.
IJFCC 2015 Vol.4(4): 231-235 ISSN: 2010-3751
DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2015.V4.391

Hysteresis Margin and Load Balancing for Handover in Heterogeneous Network

Ranada Prasad Ray and Lun Tang
Abstract—Long term evolution (LTE) heterogeneous network can represent improvement of cell coverage and network capacity by adopting advanced physical layer techniques. In heterogeneous network, one of the major challenges is the handover decision between different eNBs. The utilization of the picocells results to use more network resources and handover procedure. In this paper, we investigate the hysteresis margin and load balancing problem in a 3GPP LTE heterogeneous network. Firstly, we consider A3 event, Hysteresis Margin (HM) and Cell Individual Offset (CIO) objectives are not fixed for every cells. Then we analyze the complexity of the problem and propose a practical algorithm which calculate adaptive hysteresis margin and load balancing in heterogeneous network. The results show that our algorithm can lead to significantly better performances, such as redundant handovers reduction and improvement of the network performance.

Index Terms—LTE heterogeneous network, hysteresis margin, cell individual offset, load balancing.

Ranada Prasad Ray is with the Communication and Information Department, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (e-mail: ranu_ete@yahoo.com).
Lun Tang is with the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, China (e-mail: tangi@cqupt.edu.cn).

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Cite: Ranada Prasad Ray and Lun Tang, "Hysteresis Margin and Load Balancing for Handover in Heterogeneous Network," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 231-235, 2015.

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