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Wireless Communications & Networking by Vijay Garg

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CHAPTER 12 Mobility Management in Wireless Networks

12.1 Introduction

Mobility is important in mobile communication [1-3]. It can be categorized as radio mobility and network mobility. Radio mobility is mainly concerned with the handoff process, whereas network mobility mainly deals with mobile location management (i.e., location updating and paging). As mobiles travels across system boundaries, whether they are cell, location, or a mobile switching center (MSC) areas, the network must be able to locate the mobile subscriber and automatically route the call to him or her [4-6]. Security mechanisms, such as subscriber identity authentication and equipment validation (discussed in Chapter 13) provide a level of protection against fraud to subscribers ...

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