This paper examines mobility operations, and particularly handovers in an environment, where Hierarchical Mobile IP is operating over MPLS. The work in this paper improves on existing methods of MIP-MPLS interworking first by defining a simple framework based on Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (HMIPv6) and second by outlining the relevant protocol design assumptions. In addition, the combined protocol is examined in detail under two scenarios and a comprehensive explanation of the operation of intra- and inter-cell handovers is presented.


Mobile Node Home Agent Radio Access Network Correspondent Node Mobility Anchor Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vasos Vassiliou
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus

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