Date Added: Apr 2012
In this paper, the authors first comment that the bandwidth consumption in the shortest path tree can be reduced in the heterogeneous wireless networks because the routing of the shortest path tree here is more flexible. The shortest path tree in the heterogeneous wireless networks consists of two parts. The first one is composed of the cell and the wireless technology chosen by each mobile host. The second one is comprised of the wired links that connect the root of the tree and the chosen cells. Therefore, they can change the routing of the shortest path tree by selecting different cells and wireless technologies for the mobile hosts to reduce the bandwidth consumption.