5G Conditional handover (CHO)

Handover performance has significant impact on the capacity to meet 5G requirements. Interruption of data flow during handover or, even more damagingly a failure in handover performance affects the ability to meet the requirements.

In Release 16, 3GPP Introduced a new Handover procedure that permits UE to decide whether to execute handover after certain conditions are met in the past, the Legacy handover procedure, the handover network was responsible for making the final decision on whether handover should take place or not. It was a reactive procedure and susceptible to the handover failing.

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