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Mobilty in Multicast

  • Seil JeonEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_16-1



Mobility in multicastmeans the technical ability to provide mobility support in IP multicast communications. IP multicast session can be resumed after the change of point of attachment by a mobile terminal, without mobility management consideration. But the traditional IP multicasting has two technical issues in a mobility event; one is that the multicast session will be disrupted. Second, a join procedure for the multicast session takes a considerable time for the multicast membership update and multicast routing path update after the IP connection is established. To avoid such time-consuming procedure and session disruption by mobility in IP multicast communication, mobility support mechanisms for IP multicast are required. Depending on mobility management protocol such as Mobile IP or Proxy Mobile IPv6, or other mobility protocols over which IP multicast works, design criteria for mobility management...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information and Communication EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonSouth Korea

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sangheon Pack
    • 1
  • Sandra Céspedes
    • 2
  1. 1.Korea UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile