Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Network-Based Mobility with DVB-RCS2 Using the Evolved Packet Core

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_11,
        author={Fabian Walraven and Pieter Venemans and Ronald Velt and Frank Fransen},
        title={Network-Based Mobility with DVB-RCS2 Using the Evolved Packet Core},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. 4th International ICST Conference, PSATS 2012, Bradford, UK, March 22-23, 2012. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={LTE DVB-RCS EPC mobility},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_11}
    }
    
  • Fabian Walraven
    Pieter Venemans
    Ronald Velt
    Frank Fransen
    Year: 2013
    Network-Based Mobility with DVB-RCS2 Using the Evolved Packet Core
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36787-8_11
Fabian Walraven1,*, Pieter Venemans1,*, Ronald Velt1,*, Frank Fransen1,*
  • 1: TNO
*Contact email: fabian.walraven@tno.nl, pieter.venemans@tno.nl, ronald.intvelt@tno.nl, frank.fransen@tno.nl

Abstract

The network of the future consists of a combination of different access networks, each providing a level of network availability and mobility suited for a wide range of applications. Mobile network developments culminated in work on the E-UTRAN and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network and can provide mobile broadband access to many citizens. However; the reach of these or other networks leaves remote and rural areas without network coverage, even in Europe. Satellite communication networks traditionally have a strong position in serving remote and rural areas and can potentially fill the gap. On the other hand, satellite communications can benefit from technology reuse by aligning with mobile standardization initiatives. The work presented in this paper describes how DVB-RCS2 satellite networks can be connected to the network-agnostic EPC to achieve network-based mobility with terrestrial mobile networks. We identify challenges and propose optimizations to improve the integration.