MFN is the acronym for multi – frequency network. It is a network that has multiple radio frequencies which are used to send media content. An example of a MFN is a horizontal multi – frequency network where an allocation waveform is transmitted over various radio frequency channels in various local areas. Similar of different content may be sent as part of distribution waveforms carried over different radio frequency channels in said local areas. A vertical multi frequency network is another type of MFN. This is a network in which several radio frequency channels are utilized in a set local area to communicate independent distribution wave forms with objective to increase the capacity of the network. By doing this is able to deliver more content to the end user or device.
Wireless communication networks have to operate between customized services designed for single terminal and services provided to s vast number of terminals. The allocation of multimedia content for example, to a vast number of supply limited portable devices or subscribers is an intricate problem. It is therefore important that content retailers, service providers and network operators develop a way that they can distribute content and or other network services in a quick and proficient manner so as to augment bandwidth use and power efficiency as well.
If a user makes a request or if an application requests to attain content on another radio frequency channel, the receiving device may perform a radio frequency channel switch. Additionally if the content acquisition failure happens for desired content for instance as a result of device mobility, the device may perform an RF channel switch. The expression known as device mobility is classified as the device moving from the coverage area of the existing LOI to the coverage area of the other neighboring LOIs.
Content acquisition failure may also occur due to different channel circumstances which do not necessarily include device mobility. Usually, the device may switch to any accessible radio frequency channel that has the required content course. Content acquisition failures that have been caused by device mobility, two or more LOIs may overlap in the coverage areas so as to facilitate the availability of multiple radio frequency channels in transmitting the required content.
Such available radio frequency channels are pulled from various LOIs with each LOI encompassing an extensive selection of supplementary content transmitted on other radio frequency channels. If a radio frequency channel that transmits the desired content from the available radio frequency channels is randomly selected by the device, the associated LOI with the chosen radio frequency channel will not be able to transmit the most additional content. That is it will transmit less content.