Handover Latency: Evaluation and Reduction
Handover has been introduced as the process of disassociating from the previous AP and establishing a connection with the new AP. In an ideal case, for getting continuous network services on the move, there should be no delay in handing over to an AP. This is because the network services remain suspended for the mobile node during the handover process. The amount of time in between initiating and completing a handover is called the handover delay.