Intelligent Handover Decision Using IEEE 802.21 in Mobile IPTV

Soohong PARK  Jun LEE  Choong Seon HONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.2   pp.647-650
Publication Date: 2013/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.647
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Internet
IEEE 802.21,  Mobile IPTV,  IPv6.DHCPv6,  

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This letter proposes a new mechanism for network configuration on a mobile device that provides Point of Attachment (PoA) specific information using IEEE 802.21 and DHCP before moving to a new PoA. This allows the mobile device to prepare for intelligent handover decision either stateless address configuration or stateful address configuration when entering an IPv6 network. It allows the mobile device to reduce time delay for IP address configuration in the new PoA. Implementation and evaluation results show that the proposed mechanism can be an acceptable network configuration mechanism for providing seamless television watching in IPv6 mobile networks, even when in motion.