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Performance Evaluation of Location Management Techniques in PCS Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Number 8 - Article 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Sarvpal H. Singh
Sudhir Agrawal
Vijay Kumar

Sarvpal H Singh, Sudhir Agrawal and Vijay Kumar. Article: Performance Evaluation of Location Management Techniques in PCS Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 15(8):7–16, February 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sarvpal H. Singh and Sudhir Agrawal and Vijay Kumar},
	title = {Article: Performance Evaluation of Location Management Techniques in PCS Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {15},
	number = {8},
	pages = {7--16},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


Location management being a major part of cellular network provides mobility to mobile subscribers. The current location information is required to route the call correctly to the recipient irrespective of its current location. The current HLR/VLR architecture for location management in standards like IS-41 & GSM suffers from call setup delay due to network congestion and also prone to failure due to its centralized nature. This paper attempts to make an evaluation of the optimized location management techniques suggesting fully distributed, hierarchical and multi HLR approach against the conventional one and also highlights the pros and cons of all the reviewed techniques.


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