Optimization of Multiple Accesses through ANDSF
Abstract: 3GPP is in the process of enumerating functionality for Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF). The ANDSF includes data management and control functionality which are essential for providing network discovery and selection function to the User Equipment (UE, MS, mobile station) w.r.t. operators’ policy. A lack of quantitative measures of ANDSF benefits was identified so our task is to identify these benefits. The aim of the thesis is to present ideas for how to obtain such measures and we develop a tool which implements (some of) these ideas and finally we have examples of possible results which will support such a discussion with numbers. This report also discusses different number of use case scenarios (such as ANDSF and USER) which we implement in our simulation tool. In our simulation model we use to impose preferred strategy, reduced delays and losses, and system utilization efficiency. One more thing likes to clarify that the numbers which we use in our model are just examples. It can be any number but they will give us the same behavior of learning. Providing real gains is outside the scope of our study.
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