Title: Future wireless networks: key issues and a survey (ID/locator split perspective)

Authors: Chakchai So-In; Raj Jain; Subharthi Paul; Jianli Pan

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA

Abstract: Future wireless networks (FWNs) are expected to be a convergence of different kinds of wireless technologies, such as cellular technologies, wireless local area networks (WLANs), wireless metropolitan area networks, wireless sensor networks, and traditional wired networks. The internet protocol (IP) will be potentially adopted as the common networking protocol for diverse networking technologies including the next generation of cellular networks using system architecture evolution (SAE). However, the IP architecture has several known challenges, such as mobility, multihoming, routing scalability, location privacy, path preference selection, etc. One of the greatest problems preventing the networks from overcoming these challenges is that the IP address is contextually overloaded, both as locators and identifiers. As a result, in this paper, we describe the issues of all-IP wireless networks, and survey recent proposals focusing on IP address overloading that can be applied to FWNs.

Keywords: future internet; future wireless internet; next generation wireless networks; NGWNs; mobility; multihoming; location privacy; multi-interface selection; ID-locator split; network architectures; future wireless networks; FWNs; IP address overloading; internet protocol.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2012.044321

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2012 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.24 - 52

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 17 Dec 2011 *

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