Mobility

Improvement of FMIPv6 Handover Performance Using MIH and Timely Link Layer Triggers

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Executive Summary

The Mobile IPv6 for Fast Handovers (FMIPv6) solution aims at reducing the handover latency and packet loss experienced in MIPv6. It achieves this reduction by applying fast movement detection and fast binding update procedures. However, handover latency in this FMIPv6 solution is still not sufficient for active ongoing real-time and time-sensitive applications. In fact, this latency results in packet loss hence cause service disruption during the handover period. The authors propose to address this drawback by using predictive link layer triggers in conjunction with IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover (MIH) services to facilitate an enhanced FMIPv6 handover.

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