JOURNAL OF NETWORKS (JNW)
ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 1    Issue : 4    Date : August 2006

Seamless Handoff Solution For Nested Mobile Networks
M. Sabeur, B. Jouaber, and D. Zeghlache
Page(s): 21-28
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Abstract
Ensuring seamless mobility for users is becoming one of the main objectives of ongoing research
activities in the field of data telecommunications. More over, if some proposals are efficient in
reducing handoff latency for single mobile hosts, adequate solutions are still required for moving
networks. The NEtwork MObility protocol (NEMO), designed to provide network mobility, is not
efficient to offer low latency handoff in the case of nested mobile networks because it uses fairly
sub-optimal routing. In this paper, an optimized solution to reduce handoff latency for Nested Mobile
Networks is proposed. This solution minimizes the registration delay component of the overall
handoff latency. The paper describes the new architecture and mechanisms and provides
simulation results indicating performance compared to the basic NEMO solution.

Index Terms
low latency handoff, MIPv6, NEMO, Nested mobile network