ABC2: A new approach to seamless mobility using cellular networks and WLANs

Taehwan Choi, Sunghoon Seo, Jooseok Song

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Abstract

Although the widespread deployment of cellular networks guarantees mobility in large ranges, it cannot completely support multimedia data. Similarly, although the explosive growth of WLANs provides the convenience of wireless with high bandwidth, it lacks large range support. Thus, in this paper, we propose a new approach, ABC2, for seamless mobility such that our approach provides both high bandwidth and large ranges. ABC2 will provide not only an "Always Best Connected" but also an "Always Best Complemented" interworking architecture between cellular networks and WLANs. ABC2 architecture is novel in that packet data network is layered on top of circuit switch network such that it can use current legacy telephone networks for mobility management and provide multimedia data with low cost investment as the Internet advances to the higher bandwidth. In our analysis, we show that ABC2 performs better in terms of location updates, handoff latency, and signaling delay compared to most mobility protocols dependent on Mobile IP.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings
Pages2675-2680
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2008 Mar 312008 Apr 3

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Other

OtherIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period08/3/3108/4/3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Choi, T., Seo, S., & Song, J. (2008). ABC2: A new approach to seamless mobility using cellular networks and WLANs. In WCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings (pp. 2675-2680). [4489500] (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC).