1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems

Research Article

Bridging UMTS and Multicast Routing in ns-2

Download233 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2985,
        author={Antonios Alexiou and Christos Bouras and Andreas Papazois},
        title={Bridging UMTS and Multicast Routing in ns-2},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Modeling Simulation Multicast UMTS Mobility MBMS.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2985}
    }
    
  • Antonios Alexiou
    Christos Bouras
    Andreas Papazois
    Year: 2010
    Bridging UMTS and Multicast Routing in ns-2
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2985
Antonios Alexiou1,*, Christos Bouras2,*, Andreas Papazois3,*
  • 1: Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and Computer Engineering & Informatics Department, University of Patras GR 26500, Patras, Greece 0030-2610996954
  • 2: Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and Computer Engineering & Informatics Department, University of Patras GR 26500, Patras, Greece 0030-2610996951
  • 3: Computer Engineering & Informatics Department, University of Patras GR 26500, Patras, Greece 0030-2610422494
*Contact email: alexiua@cti.gr, bouras@cti.gr, papazois@ceid.upatras.gr

Abstract

In this paper, we present the design and the implementation of a novel scheme for the multicast transmission of data over Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) networks. The proposed scheme is implemented as an ns-2 network simulator module which can be employed to investigate various aspects of UMTS multicast. Apart from the normal multicast transmission over UMTS, we consider the handling of exceptional cases induced by user mobility scenarios. The proposed scheme is in accordance with the current specifications of the Multimedia Multicast/Broadcast Service (MBMS) defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and introduces minor modifications in the UMTS architecture and the mobility management mechanisms. The performance of the proposed scheme is validated and analyzed through simulation experiments. Finally, the simulation results are presented along with their analysis.