An Experimental MIH Platform for Testing Video Streaming Services across Heterogeneous Radio Access Technology Networks

  • Lampros Dounis
  • Michail Tsagaropoulos
  • Ilias Politis
  • Tasos Dagiuklas
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 45)


This paper presents an experimental wireless platform allowing the seamless handoff of mobile terminals with on-going video sessions across heterogeneous radio access technology networks. The handover decision is taken by considering parameters from the physical and network layers from both the mobile terminal and radio access networks using Media Independent Handover (MIH) concept. It is demonstrated that when the network is congested, triggering handover from MIH improves and maintains the perceived video quality of service.


Vertical Handover Seamless Mobility MIH Video over Wireless 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lampros Dounis
    • 1
  • Michail Tsagaropoulos
    • 1
  • Ilias Politis
    • 1
  • Tasos Dagiuklas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of PatrasRioGreece
  2. 2.Department of Telecommunication Systems and NetworksTEI of MesolonghiNafpaktosGreece

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