Mobility Management in LTE Heterogeneous Networks

  • Abhay Karandikar
  • Nadeem Akhtar
  • Mahima Mehta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Abhay Karandikar, Nadeem Akhtar, Mahima Mehta
    Pages 1-12
  3. Abhay Karandikar, Nadeem Akhtar, Mahima Mehta
    Pages 13-32
  4. Abhay Karandikar, Nadeem Akhtar, Mahima Mehta
    Pages 33-42
  5. Abhay Karandikar, Nadeem Akhtar, Mahima Mehta
    Pages 43-51
  6. Abhay Karandikar, Nadeem Akhtar, Mahima Mehta
    Pages 53-78
  7. Abhay Karandikar, Nadeem Akhtar, Mahima Mehta
    Pages 79-93
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 95-96

About this book


This book is the first of its kind, compiling information on the Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standards, which are enhanced to address new mobility-related challenges in Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). It identifies the related challenges and discusses solutions and the simulation methodology for modeling HetNet mobility – cutting-edge information that was previously accessible only in the form of 3GPP specifications and documents, and research papers. The book reviews the current LTE mobility framework and discusses some of the changes for enhancing mobility management in HetNets. It describes the measurement procedures, handover (HO) mechanisms and HO success/failure scenarios.

HetNets are intended to provide very high spectral efficiency while ensuring seamless coverage by deploying low-power nodes within the umbrella macrocell network. While mobility management in homogeneous networks is well understood, LTE standards are being enhanced to address the HetNet-specific mobility management challenges emerging.

The book addresses these aspects in a succinct and understandable form, offering a valuable resource for researchers and professionals working in the area of HetNet mobility and a ready reference guide for practicing engineers and researchers.


Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets) Handover Self-Organizing Networks (SON) Long Term Evolution (LTE) Radio Resource Management (RRM)

Authors and affiliations

  • Abhay Karandikar
    • 1
  • Nadeem Akhtar
    • 2
  • Mahima Mehta
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Bombay MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Mojo Networks PuneIndia
  3. 3.Intel Mobile Communications Pvt. Ltd. BangaloreIndia

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