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QOS Parameter Analysis of UMTS Networks based on Handovers

by Manpreet, Vineet Grewal
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 171 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors: Manpreet, Vineet Grewal

Manpreet, Vineet Grewal . QOS Parameter Analysis of UMTS Networks based on Handovers. International Journal of Computer Applications. 171, 6 ( Aug 2017), 20-25. DOI=10.5120/ijca2017914997

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2017914997,
author = { Manpreet, Vineet Grewal },
title = { QOS Parameter Analysis of UMTS Networks based on Handovers },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Aug 2017 },
volume = { 171 },
number = { 6 },
month = { Aug },
year = { 2017 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 20-25 },
numpages = {9},
url = { },
doi = { 10.5120/ijca2017914997 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%A Vineet Grewal
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%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%P 20-25
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, 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.