What is dwell time in wireless communication

The time period for which a call is maintained in a cellular region is called dwell time.

There is some basic factor that influences the dwell time are :
  • propagation
  • Interference
  • The distance between the subscriber and the base station
As the mobile moves from the serving base station (BS), there will drop the signal level. Therefore, the base station generally monitors and measure the signal level before initiating for continuing with the call in progress.

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