2009 IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (2009)
Oct. 12, 2009 to Oct. 14, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/WiMob.2009.44
Although IEEE 802.16 has emerged as one of the major candidates for next generation networks, it is also clear that in the near future the combination of several technologies will be required. In this sense, the support of mobility in heterogeneous environments, addressing broadband wireless, is one of the main requirements in next generation networks. This paper evaluates an architecture based on the recently standardized IEEE 802.21 framework, integrating both mobility and Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms, through an advanced mobility scenario using a real WiMAX testbed. This architecture supports seamless mobility in broadband wireless access (BWA) networks, integrates different technologies, such as WiMAX and Wi-Fi, and thus, it is suitable for next generation network environments. The results, obtained through real experimentation of the implemented architecture, show that it is able to provide QoS under dynamic scenarios, with fast integrated QoS and mobility signaling.
IEEE 802.21 MIH, QoS, Seamless Mobility, WiMAX, Wi-Fi
B. Sousa, P. Neves, R. Matos, M. Curado and S. Sargento, "Advanced Mobility in Broadband Wireless Access Scenarios," 2009 IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications(WIMOB), Marrakech, Morocco, 2009, pp. 214-220.