Date Added: Aug 2010
The goal of mobile IP based architecture is to provide seamless mobility with minimized handoff latency, signaling overhead and tunneling cost. There are many research work proposed to support such seamless mobility. Most of the proposals suggest hierarchical arrangement of anchor agents to support minimized handoff latency and signaling cost. But these proposals provide only best-effort services to end users. For worldwide acceptance of the architecture, it must offer service guarantee to end users. Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning is difficult but a task of high importance in communication networks. The ReSource ReserVation Protocol (RSVP) has gained its popularity as a signaling protocol in IP based networks for offering guaranteed service to end users.