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Recently, there has been increasing demand for Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) technology in most internet service provider networks. The application of MPLS technology in wireless networking is evolving. Therefore, next generation wireless networks are required to have IP mobility solutions with high reliability, low-latency handoffs, and trustworthy security. In this paper, we propose a novel multi-path mobility scheme for fast handoff to achieve these requirements. The scheme is based on MPLS multi-path forwarding and network coding based on modulo-p Galois finite field GF(p = 2 n) arithmetic. The simulation results show that our proposed approach scales well to fulfill fast handoff/handover performance while providing security for transmitted data with minor bandwidth overhead.

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Alouneh, S., Abed, S., Kharbutli, M. et al. MPLS technology in wireless networks. Wireless Netw 20, 1037–1051 (2014).

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