ANOTEL: Cellular Networks with Location Privacy

Author: Dittler, T., Tschorsch, F., Dietzel, S., & Scheuermann, B.
Published in: LCN '16: 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks
Year: 2016
Type: Academic articles

While location management is a key component of cellular networks, it is also a major privacy issue: location management empowers the network operator to track users. In today's public and scientific discussion, the centralized storage of location data is mostly taken as a fact, and users are expected to trust the network operator. With ANOTEL we present a novel, clean-slate approach of location management in cellular networks that challenges this assumption. The design is able to route calls to users who move through cellular networks, without violating their location privacy.

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