Scalable mobile ethernet and fast vertical handover

Masahiro Kuroda, Masugi Inoue, Akira Okubo, Takashi Sakakura, Keiichi Shimizu, Fumiyuki Adachi

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The 3G cellular system has infiltrated into market and the next generation wireless system called Beyond 3G is discussed at ITU-R. The Beyond 3G system integrates various wireless accesses including 3G and wireless LANs and provides an all IP wireless solution to offer services taking advantage of each wireless communication of the system. Current approach to integrate wireless systems is to localize wireless dependent functions and to integrate into all IP network using IP technologies. We propose a scalable Mobile Ethernet architecture for the all IP integrated network using MAC layer technologies, such as Provider Bridge, RPR, and IEEE802, and the fast vertical handover introducing common radio resource and signaling managements. We discuss network segmentation with mobility management and multicast management for the scalability of the Mobile Ethernet by reducing network traffic. We evaluate the network from the viewpoint of scalability. In the evaluation we understand that the design that the gateway swatch of a segment forwarding MAC frames as an anchor point becomes effective in case that the gateway switch of each segment cannot hold entries for all mobile terminals. We also evaluate the vertical handover comparing to Mobile IPv6 fast handover, and understand that the fast vertical handover consumes less network resources and flexible in having an anchor point for handover.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2004
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780383443, 9780780383449
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2004 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2004 Mar 212004 Mar 25

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2004


Other2004 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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