Title: A network-based global mobility management architecture

Authors: Huachun Zhou, Hongbin Luo, Hongke Zhang, Chi-Hsiang Lo, Han-Chieh Chao

Addresses: School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, PR China. ' School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, PR China. ' School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, PR China. ' Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering and Department of Electronic Engineering, National Ilan University, I-Lan, Taiwan. ' Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering and Department of Electronic Engineering, National Ilan University, I-Lan, Taiwan; Department of Electrical Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper specifies a network-based global mobility management architecture, named NetGMM. NetGMM supports network-based mobility management and non-Mobile IP mobile environment. There are two design considerations. The first is that a future mobile network requires network-based mobility management, shifting the mobility management function from Mobile Nodes (MN) to Access Network (AN) nodes. The second is that future mobile networks will support IP multi-services, introducing a separation between network address and identity of a mobile node entity, allowing heterogeneous networks to work together without loss of functionality.

Keywords: global mobility management; networking; host identity; handoff; mobile networks; IP multi-services; heterogeneous networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2010.029998

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2010 Vol.5 No.1, pp.1 - 6

Published online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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