Providing Real Time Applications with a Seamless Handover Using a Combination of Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 and Fast Handover

  • David García Ternero
  • Juan A. Ternero
  • José A. Gómez Argudo
  • Germán Madinabeitia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3262)


Users of real time applications expect to roam between fixed and different wireless networks without notice, therefore handovers are expected to be seamless. The use of IP, and specifically Mobile Ipv6, as a transport technology solves some of the internetworking problems, but not the seamless handover. Although some extensions, as Hierarchical Mobile Ipv6 and Fast Handover, were introduced, these extensions, and combinations of them, do not offer an optimal handover performance. In this article, a new combination of these two extensions is proposed. This solution tries to solve the problems of seamless handoff for real time applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David García Ternero
    • 1
  • Juan A. Ternero
    • 1
  • José A. Gómez Argudo
    • 1
  • Germán Madinabeitia
    • 1
  1. 1.Área de Ingeniería Telemática, Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y AutomáticaEscuela Superior de IngenierosSevillaSpain

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