Abstract

In this paper we present a scheme that enables a mobile user to perform a ” QoS-conditionalized” handoff when moving to an overlapping area in Mobile IPv6. The idea is to use a QoS hop-by-hop option piggybacked in the binding messages for QoS signaling and conditional-ize a handoff upon the availability of sufficient resources along the new transmission path. Our scheme builds upon the hierarchical mobile IPv6 protocol and is especially suited for micro-mobility. It also enables the mobile node to flexibly choose among a set of available access points so that the mobile node can transmit packets through a route which offers satisfying QoS.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Telecommunication Networks GroupTechnical UniversityBerlin
  2. 2.Information Communication MobileSiemens AGGermany
  3. 3.Sekr. FT 5-2BerlinGermany

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