Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Satcom Access in the Evolved Packet Core

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_10,
        author={Mirko Cano and Toon Norp and Mariya Popova},
        title={Satcom Access in the Evolved Packet Core},
        proceedings={Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications. 4th International ICST Conference, Mobilware 2011, London, UK, June 22-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILWARE},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Next Generation Networks Evolved Packet Core Satellite communications DVB-RCS Mobile IP},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_10}
    }
    
  • Mirko Cano
    Toon Norp
    Mariya Popova
    Year: 2012
    Satcom Access in the Evolved Packet Core
    MOBILWARE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30607-5_10
Mirko Cano1, Toon Norp1,*, Mariya Popova1,*
  • 1: TNO (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research)
*Contact email: Toon.Norp@tno.nl, Mariya.Popova@tno.nl

Abstract

Satellite communications (Satcom) networks are increasingly integrating with terrestrial communications networks, namely Next Generation Networks (NGN). In the area of NGN the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is a new network architecture that can support multiple access technologies. When Satcom is considered as another access technology, EPC can provide the multiple access features and to integrate Satcom and NGN services. The current paper outlines the opportunities for NGN and Satcom integration, focusing on the mobility issues between EPC and DVB-RCS standards (representing the Satcom network) under a common Mobile IP based EPC core network.