A design of SDN based IP mobility management considering inter-domain handovers and its evaluation

Misumi Hata, Mustafa Soylu, Satoru Izumi, Toru Abe, Takuo Suganuma

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To use IP services continually while users are moving with their mobile devices, IP mobility management that enables them to keep IP communication is necessary. Although Mobile IP is a popular method to manage IP mobility, Mobile IP has a problem that there is a possibility of a mobile node (MN) communicating over a redundant route. Then, Software Defined Network (SDN) based IP mobility management has emerged to solve this problem. Most of these solutions focus on intra-domain handovers and routing. However, since wireless network environment has spread, mobile devices move across domains during communication. To deal with this, we need to look upon inter-domain handovers and routing. In this paper, we propose a SDN based IP mobility management scheme considering situation of mobile devices moving across domains. This proposed scheme focuses on inter-domain handovers and introduces efficient functions of management information sharing and inter-domain routing. Experimental results show the desired effects of the proposed scheme: Optimizing communication route and keeping the management information exchange traffic low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-931
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Inter-domain
  • IP mobility
  • Mobility management
  • Software Defined Network


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