Evaluating the Benefits of Introducing PMIPv6 for Localized Mobility Management
Since recent years, it has been recognized that using global mobility protocol for managing localized mobility causes a number of problems, such as a long registration delay. To overcome these problems, Proxy Mobile IPv6 is proposed, which can avoid tunneling overhead over the air and support for hosts without an involvement in the mobility management. In this paper, the authors first discuss the recent localized mobility proposals and explore three major benefits that PMIPv6 can bring. In particular, they evaluate two aspects of the handover performance through a simple mathematical model for Fast Handovers for MIPv6, Hierarchical MIPv6, Fast handovers for HMIPv6 and PMIPv6.