Design and implementation of ETSI-standard reconfigurable mobile device for heterogeneous network

Yong Jin, Chiyoung Ahn, Seungwon Choi, Markus Mueck, Vladimir Ivanov, Tapan K. Sarkar

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In heterogeneous networks, network selection is an impor-tant task for reconfigurable mobile devices (MDs). In the reconfigurable MD architecture that has been standardized by the European Telecommu-nications Standards Institute (ETSI), the network selection functionality is handled by a software component called Mobility Policy Manager (MPM). In this paper, we present an implementation of theMPMwhereby a reconfig-urableMDconforming to the ETSI standard can select the most appropriate radio access network (RAN) to use. We implemented a reconfigurable MD test-bed compliant with the ETSI standard, and show that the network se-lection driven by the MPM enhances the throughput of the receivingMDby about 26% compared to the arbitrary network selection provided by a con-ventional reconfigurable MD without the functionality of MPM, verifying the functionality of the MPM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1874-1883
Number of pages10
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2016


  • Heterogeneous Network
  • Mobility Policy Manager
  • Reconfigurable Radio System
  • SDR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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