Performance analysis of handover management in 5G small cells

Cicioglu M.

COMPUTER STANDARDS & INTERFACES, vol.75, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.csi.2020.103502
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Linguistic Bibliography, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: 5G networks, Small cell, Handover, Channel models, NETWORKS, DECISION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In 5G networks, the coverage area of the base stations is smaller and the communications are at higher frequencies. The small cell concept has risen with high mobility and small coverage area. Mobile users can move among the small cells with different service requirements as a result of handover. The frequency of changing the small cell and the considered handover parameters affect the quality of service. In this paper, the handover performance analysis with different metrics and a realistic urban channel model is investigated for 5G small cells. The effect of the traditional handover metrics performance, on the 5G small cell handover procedure, is also shown. This study contributes to the research for developing new procedures on 5G small cell handover.