Mobility

TRIM: An Architecture for Transparent IMS-Based Mobility

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Executive Summary

In recent years, the development and deployment of new wired and wireless access network technologies have made the ubiquitous Internet a reality. Users can access anywhere and any time to the broad set of value-added Internet services, which are delivered by means of the IP protocol. In this paper, 3GPP is currently developing the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), as a key element that allows to evolve from the ubiquitous access to the Internet services towards a next generation network model, by providing a set of essential facilities such as session control, QoS, charging and service integration. Nevertheless, several open issues still need consideration before the future Internet becomes real, such as supporting user mobility in IP networks.

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