HO ⇝



(HO, or "handoff") the mechanism by which an on-going cellular connection between a mobile terminal (MT, typically a mobile phone) or mobile host (MH) and a corresponding terminal or host is transferred from one point of access of the fixed network to another.

Handover may occur because the phone is leaving its current cell, to balance demand between cells, to reduce interference or to transfer a user who has stopped moving to a nearby cell with shorter range.

Last updated: 2010-05-07

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