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2003
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Analysis of User Utility Function in the Combined Cellular/WLAN Environments

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Analysis of User Utility Function in the Combined Cellular/WLAN Environments
Recent advances in wireless networking technologies enabled nomadic users connected to the Internet anywhere from the outdoor environments such as airport, hotel, subway station, or university campus as well as conventional indoor uses. As wireless technologies evolve, multiple wireless access technologies have been adopted. Cellular service and wireless LAN are two most popular access methods currently. In this paper, we open up new aspect of user utility function [1] in the circumstances that nomadic users have access to multiple wireless access methods. In cellular networks with wireless LAN hotspots overlaid, users have to frequently switch among multiple access technologies. Our goal is to find optimal strategy for choosing among multiple access technologies in view of maximum user utility, i.e. the degree of user satisfaction. By taking user utility function into account, one can figure out whether the change of wireless link benefits for the user satisfaction or not. In addit...
Jae-Hwan Kim, Young Yong Kim
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where HUMAN
Authors Jae-Hwan Kim, Young Yong Kim
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