DEMAPS: A Load-Transition Based Mobility Management Scheme for an Efficient Selection of MAP in Mobile IPv6 Networks
One major concern for mobile networks consists of finding efficient ways of handling user mobility so that the handover process has minimum effect on users' ongoing sessions. Given the dominance of Internet-based applications in next generation mobile networks, Mobile IP (MIP) has become an important protocol for accommodating the IP mobility. To overcome the excessive delay and signaling involved in the first version of MIP, the Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (HMIPv6) protocol has been introduced. The key concept behind HMIPv6 is to locally handle handovers by the usage of an entity called mobility anchor point (MAP). Although the new protocol provides a more efficient way for mobility management in IP networks, it does not control traffic among multiple MAPs in the network.