Mobility

Resource Reservation for Mobile Hotspots in Vehicular Environments With Cellular/WLAN Interworking

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Executive Summary

Nowadays, the pervasive wireless networks enable ubiquitous high-rate wireless access from everywhere. There have been extensive studies on interworking of complementary wireless technologies in an indoor (residential or business) environment such as offices, hotels, and airport terminals. Nonetheless, there are ever-increasing demands for systematic deployment of moving networks in a vehicular environment such as public transits (e.g., a bus, train, or airplane). Due to the high mobility, it is very challenging to deliver smooth and high-quality video services for such a vehicular network. In this paper, the authors focus on a two-hop moving network integrating both the cellular network and wireless local area network.

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