URAN: utility-based reputation-oriented access network selection strategy for HetNets

Bi, Ting, Yuan, Zhenhui, Trestian, Ramona ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3315-3081 and Muntean, Gabriel-Miro (2015) URAN: utility-based reputation-oriented access network selection strategy for HetNets. 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting. In: IEEE BMSB 2015, 17-19 Jun 2015, Ghent, Belgium. e-ISBN 9781479958658. ISSN 2155-5044 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/BMSB.2015.7177266)


The small cell deployment is seen as a promising solution for the network operators to help them cope with the increasing number of mobile broadband data subscribers and their bandwidth-intensive application demands. The result is a HetNet, heterogeneous network environment with a combination of macro-cells and small cells to spread the traffic load, increase the bitrates and maintain the service quality. In this context, network selection mechanisms will be required to keep the mobile users always best experienced. In this paper, we propose a theoretical framework URAN, for combining utility-based network selection mechanism with reputation-based systems. URAN makes use of the user preferences and service requirements to define a network reputation factor which reflects the user satisfaction on the network’s previous service guarantee to the mobile user.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 16019
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Depositing User: Ramona Trestian
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 11:52
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 10:50
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16019

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