Definition[edit | edit source]

Hand-off is

[a] central concept of cellular technology, enabling mobility for subscribers. It is a process by which the Mobile Telephone Switching Office passes a mobilephone conversation from one radio frequency in one cell to another radio frequency in another as a subscriber crosses the boundary of a cell.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ITU Glossary of Mobile Cellular Terms 2 (1999) (full-text).
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