Date Added: Apr 2012
Mobile MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching) is a new technique which integrates the Mobile IP (MIP) and MPLS and thus inherits the advantages of both. MIP supports the mobility whereas MPLS provides faster streaming throughout the network, hence providing requisite QoS to the application. The objective of this paper is to survey the efforts that have been done to enhance the MIP functionality by integrating with MPLS and also to guarantee QoS provided to the users by the network. It first briefs the MIP and MPLS, along with their shortcomings. From there it examines the different initiatives to improve the performance of network in terms of hand-off, delay, QoS, Optimal path selection and lots more.