An Efficient and Secure Handover Protocol for IEEE 802.16m Networks
Mobile WiMAX (Worldwide interoperability Microwave Access) requires the re-authentication of mobile stations as they change from one base station to another. IEEE 802.16e uses the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) for authentication and key management. This requires about 1000 ms, therefore, it could not support mobile WiMAX applications such as video conference. In this paper, the authors propose a protocol that aims to overcome the inter-domain handover problem. The proposed protocol uses the EAP protocol for authentication and key distribution.