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QOS Parameter Analysis of UMTS Networks based on Handovers

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Manpreet, Vineet Grewal

Manpreet and Vineet Grewal. QOS Parameter Analysis of UMTS Networks based on Handovers. International Journal of Computer Applications 171(6):20-25, August 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Manpreet and Vineet Grewal},
	title = {QOS Parameter Analysis of UMTS Networks based on Handovers},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {August 2017},
	volume = {171},
	number = {6},
	month = {Aug},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {20-25},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914997},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


A tremendous growth is seen in the field of communication. UMTS also known as 3G technology offers user wide range of data services and voice services. Continuity of services is necessary for mobile user and this continuity is achieved by mechanism called handover. This paper provides a detailed investigation of soft and hard handovers. QOS parameters of handovers using different multimedia application (HTTP, FTP, EMAIL, VOIP) are analyzed. The scenarios of UMTS networks are implemented and simulated using OPNETTM 14.5. and it is concluded that soft handovers proves better in performance for different multimedia applications.


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UMTS, QOS, Handovers, OpnetTM 14.5, GSM.