A Distributed Mobility Support in SDN-Based LTE/EPC Architecture

  • Yong-hwan Kim
  • Hyun-Kyo Lim
  • Kyoung-Han Kim
  • Youn-Hee Han
  • JooSang YounEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 373)


As smart phone has rapidly proliferated over the past few years, LTE operators endeavor to cope with large mobile data traffic volumes. To solve such problems, we propose a new SDN-based distributed mobility management supporting distributed P-GWs and centralized control plane in LTE/EPC networks. For enhancing network performance more, we also propose a route optimization strategy for internal traffic exchanged between LTE users. The proposed solutions’ performance is compared with the conventional LTE/EPC network’s scheme in terms of the P-GW data processing volume and the number of valid data sessions. The comparison results show that the proposed solution can be an efficient way to enhance the scalability of LTE/EPC core networks.


Distributed mobility support LTE/EPC SDN 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-hwan Kim
    • 1
  • Hyun-Kyo Lim
    • 1
  • Kyoung-Han Kim
    • 1
  • Youn-Hee Han
    • 1
  • JooSang Youn
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Advanced Technology Research CenterKorea University of Technology and EducationCheonanRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Multimedia EngineeringDong-Eui UniversityBusanRepublic of Korea

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