Literature Review of Handover Decision Algorithms in 5G Networks

Mohsin H. S., Saad W. K., Shayea I. A. M.

10th International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications, WINCOM 2023, İstanbul, Turkey, 26 - 28 October 2023 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/wincom59760.2023.10322978
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: 5g networks, fuzzy logic system(fls), handover, handover control parameters(hcps), machine learning/deep, mobility management, self-optimization, small cells, wave-mm
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As data traffic and mobile device usage continue to surge, ensuring the provision of reliable and stable services becomes paramount. While 5G networks hold the promise of addressing capacity limitations, they also present challenges in optimizing handover processes. This paper undertakes a review of contemporary handover decision algorithms within the 5G context, categorizing them based on their decision-making procedures, streamlining input parameters, evaluating performance, and elucidating employed strategies. This study provides a generalized depiction of the handover decision mechanism within 5G networks, thereby supporting the evolution of advanced handover optimization methods.