Mobile Networks and Management. First International Conference, MONAMI 2009, Athens, Greece, October 13-14, 2009. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Handovers for Ubiquitous and Optimal Broadband Connectivity among Cooperative Networking Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11817-3_1,
        author={Lambros Sarakis and George Kormentzas},
        title={Handovers for Ubiquitous and Optimal Broadband Connectivity among Cooperative Networking Environments},
        proceedings={Mobile Networks and Management. First International Conference, MONAMI 2009, Athens, Greece, October 13-14, 2009. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MONAMI},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Seamless Mobility Media Independent Handovers},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11817-3_1}
    }
    
  • Lambros Sarakis
    George Kormentzas
    Year: 2012
    Handovers for Ubiquitous and Optimal Broadband Connectivity among Cooperative Networking Environments
    MONAMI
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11817-3_1
Lambros Sarakis1,*, George Kormentzas1,*
  • 1: National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou
*Contact email: sarakis@iit.demokritos.gr, gkorm@iit.demokritos.gr

Abstract

The handover function is a key enabler for seamless mobility and service continuity among a variety of mobile/wireless access technologies supporting IP connectivity. The paper focuses on the key research challenges regarding inter-system handover operations among various radio cooperative networking environments (3G, WLAN, WiMAX and DVB) that are going to formulate future/near future business cases for both broadcasters and telecom operators in the context of a Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) communications environment. In this context, relevant efforts from the IETF, IEEE 802.21, IEEE 1900.4, 3GPP and DVB are reviewed and incorporation of the IEEE 802.21 functionality inside the mobility management protocol stack is discussed.