Title: Eliminating Tromboning Mobile Call Setup for International Roaming Users
Authors: Lin, Yi-Bing
Department of Computer Science
Keywords: International roaming;mobile telecommunications service;mobility management;tromboning;voice over IP (VoIP)
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2009
Abstract: Existing mobile service providers allow their customers to receive telecommunications services when they roam to other countries. However, in the standard mobile call setup procedure, a call from the visited country to a roaming customer at that country results in two international calls. This phenomenon is referred to as the tromboning effect. In this paper, we propose a third-party solution that resolves the tromboning problem by replacing two international calls with two local calls. Besides huge saving in voice/data path, analytic modeling and simulation experiments indicate that our solution is effective in call setup signaling. Also, our solution does not need to modify the existing mobile telecommunications systems.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/T-WC.2009.071360
ISSN: 1536-1276
DOI: 10.1109/T-WC.2009.071360
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Begin Page: 320
End Page: 325
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