Roadmap for Establishing Interoperability of Heterogeneous Cellular Network Technologies -2-

Hasni Neji, Ridha Bouallegue
2012 Journal of Signal and Information Processing  
The lack of interoperability between cellular access networks has long been a challenging burden, which telecommunication engineers and researchers are trying to overcome. In second generation networks for example, this problem lies in the lack of standardization. 3 rd G networks is limited to a few operating modes using different radio transmission technologies that are not interoperable. 4G technology even being successful in its various trials cannot guarantee interoperability. The
more » ... lity. The undertaken approach to overcome this issue within heterogeneous networks begins by establishing a holistic understanding of cellular communication, and proposing an Ontological approach that expresses the domain's concepts, classes, and properties in a formal and unambiguous way. It begins by analyzing the structure of three different cellular technologies, and producing feature models. Lte-Advanced cellular network is the target of this ongoing analysis. The final objective sought is to build Ontology capable of providing a common view of cellular network technologies' domain.
doi:10.4236/jsip.2012.33053 fatcat:bjc4n3r3gvfo3a2yn4qifpax2u