Within the worldwide beyond 3G cellular network, mobility is here to stay in communication networks. Understanding the essence of mobility makes the mobile network design significantly different – though more complex as well – from fixed communications and creates a lot of potential for provision of completely new kinds of services to end users. One of the main goals of LTE, or any wireless system for that matter, is to provide fast and seamless handover from one cell (a source cell) to another (a target cell). This is especially true for LTE system because of the distributed nature of the LTE radio access network architecture which consists of just one type of node, the base station, known in LTE as the eNodeB.
KeywordsMobile Node Long Term Evolution Mobility Management Home Agent Foreign Agent
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