Title: The signaling network deployment for mobile networks
Authors: Wu, KR
Jan, RH
Department of Computer Science
Keywords: distributed databases;locality;Common Channel Signaling System No. 7
Issue Date: 1-Oct-1997
Abstract: This paper proposes the signaling network deployment for mobile networks with a goal of reducing the signaling cost and time to set up calls. In this deployment, we solve the heavy concentration of signaling traffic resulting from the centralized database used in current mobile networks. The solution exploits the features of the distributed databases, data partition, locality of mobile users, and Common Channel Signaling System No.7 (CCSS No.7) network architectures. We assume the area served by the mobile network is partitioned into a few zones. There is a database associated with each zone. A numbering database strategy is proposed in this paper for the mobiles to register at some specific nearby databases according to their mobile identification numbers. Thus, a calling party can directly locate the called party by the mobile identification number he/she dialed. This method can reduce over 95% of the location-updating cost and 70% of the location tracking cost under a general simulation model. We also present the implementation considerations of this strategy. This implementation is an enhancement of the routing function of the Signaling Connection Control Part in CCSS No.7 protocol stacks. With few modifications on current mobile networks, the proposed strategy can obtain very excellent results.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/258
ISSN: 0916-8516
Volume: E80B
Issue: 10
Begin Page: 1556
End Page: 1563
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