A mobile user equipment selectively enables access to cells based on its mobility state and velocity, as well as the size of the cells. Power consumption and other resources consumed during handoff of mobile user equipment are optimized by determining whether to enable connection to cells based on how long the mobile user equipment is expected to spend in the cells. Geo-fences are used to mark the boundaries of the cells and the mobile user equipment accesses geo-fence information to determine boundaries of the cells. The time the mobile user equipment is likely to spend in the cell is estimated using the velocity of the mobile user equipment and an estimated distance along a path of the mobile user equipment to a boundary of the cell. Access to the cell is disabled if the time is lower than a threshold that is determined based on resource consumption for connecting to the cell.

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