Mobility

Mobility Support in Integrated EPON-WiMAX Network Access Architecture

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors introduce a mobility-aware control policy for the integrated optical and wireless network. The proposed solution which is compatible to the Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) standard provides cooperative management of radio resources among multiple wireless networks. By enhancing the EPON signaling protocol, the proposed scheme improves the handoff preparation and establishment. They analyze the performance of the proposed mobility management scheme in terms of handoff delay, packet loss, and signaling overhead.

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