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Fallback to SRB for Network Optimization in Small Cells

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Rajkiran S. N.

Rajkiran S N.. Fallback to SRB for Network Optimization in Small Cells. International Journal of Computer Applications 173(6):27-31, September 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Rajkiran S. N.},
	title = {Fallback to SRB for Network Optimization in Small Cells},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {September 2017},
	volume = {173},
	number = {6},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {27-31},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017915337},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


In this modern era computers and mobile phones are the major mode of communication. Due to the rapid development in mobile phone technology, which leads to smart phones with tremendous applications installed on it. This made wide impacts in our business as well as social lives. The advancement of new generation smartphones are capable of handling both voice and data service simultaneously in a cellular network through the same antenna. This requires better radio connectivity compare to voice alone service. This paper converses the concepts of Fallback to Signaling Radio Bearers for network optimization in Macro cell deployments and Small-Cells which includes Femto, Pico and Micro cells. It discusses the advantages of using Fallback to Signaling Radio Bearers (Fb-SRB) over the NBAP (Node B Application Part) signaling mechanism executed to camp-on to the network and macro-cell based as well. It also talks about the factors improving the performance of Fallback to Signaling Radio Bearers (Fb-SRB).


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SRB, NBAP, HNB, MRAB, Call Drop, Small Cells.