Evaluation of the Fast Handover Implementation for Mobile IPv6 in a Real Testbed

  • Albert Cabellos-Aparicio
  • Jose Núñez-Martínez
  • Hector Julian-Bertomeu
  • Loránd Jakab
  • René Serral-Gracià
  • Jordi Domingo-Pascual
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3751)


Fast Handovers is an enhancement to the Mobile IPv6 protocol, currently specified in an IETF draft, which reduces the handover latency. This can be beneficial to real-time applications. This paper presents a novel implementation of Fast Handovers and an analysis of the handover. Using a real testbed we study the handover latency and the provided QoS: analyzing the OWD, IPDV and Packet Loss before and after the handover. Finally we present a comparison between the Mobile IPv6 and the Fast Handovers handover.


Mobile Node Home Agent Access Router Correspondent Node Mobile IPv6 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Cabellos-Aparicio
    • 1
  • Jose Núñez-Martínez
    • 1
  • Hector Julian-Bertomeu
    • 1
  • Loránd Jakab
    • 1
  • René Serral-Gracià
    • 1
  • Jordi Domingo-Pascual
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament d’Arquitectura de ComputadorsUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaSpain

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