In this paper we demonstrate an effective way to classify repeated handovers (ping-pongs) in mobile broadband networks. The paper also presents a method that can significantly reduce unwanted ping-pongs in the network. The method combines a sub cell movement detection method and ping-pong detection to decide when it is most effective to apply handover threshold tuning (pinning) without increasing the risk of late or failed handovers. The algorithm was evaluated based on live network measurements.
Andras Veres, Zoltan Feher