Performance analysis and Modeling of two-tier cellular networks with queuing handoff calls

Salih T., Fidanboylu K.

8th IEEE International Symposium on Computers and Communication (ISCC 2003), Antalya, Turkey, 30 June - 03 July 2003, pp.143-148 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iscc.2003.1214114
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-148
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


One way of improving the performance of a cellular network is to build a second tier (layer) called the macrocell on top of the existing single-tier called the microcell. Multi-tier cellular networks provide mobility solutions to both the high speed and low speed users. Since dropping an ongoing call when a mobile user moves from one cell to another is an undesirable event, several techniques: have been previously proposed to solve this problem In a cellular network, this problem can be solved by delaying the handoff call using a queue, until it's able to maintain a channel.