A Lightweight Macro-Mobility Framework

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Karel De Vogeleer, David Erman, Markus Fiedler, Adrian Popescu
Title: A Lightweight Macro-Mobility Framework
Conference name: 1st European Symposium on "Mobility Management"
Year: 2010
Pagination: 567-579
ISBN: 978-3-642-16643-3
Publisher: Springer
City: Barcelona, Spain
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: kdv@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: This paper presents the design of a lightweight framework to provide vertical handover for macro-mobility on handheld devices. The framework is designed for mobile-controlled handover and does not require modification of the Internet infrastructure. The framework enables users to control the entire vertical handover process so handover decisions are driven by user preferences rather than ISP considerations. UDP tunneling is used as the basis for seamless roaming. Support nodes participate in mobility management by keeping track of the mobile users. We elaborate on a proof-of-concept implementation targeted to be deployed on the Android platform.
Subject: Computer Science\Networks and Communications
Keywords: Vertical Handover, Always Best Connected (ABC), Multi-homing, Seamless Roaming, Mobility Management