Double-NAT based mobility management for future LTE networks

Morteza Karimzadeh, Luca Valtulina, Aiko Pras, Hans van den Berg, Ricardo O. De Schmidt, Marco Liebsch, Tarik Taleb

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In this paper we discuss the major modifications required in the current LTE network to realize a decentralized LTE architecture and develop a novel IP mobility management solution for it. The proposed solution can handle traffic redirecting and IP address continuity above the distributed anchor points in a scalable and resource efficient manner. Our approach is based on the NAT (Network Address Translation) mechanism, which is a well- known and widely used procedure in the current Internet. We extend the NS3-LENA to implement a decentralized LTE network as well as the proposed scheme. The evaluation results show that the proposed solution efficiently fulfills the functionality and performance requirements (e.g., latency and signaling load) related to the mobility management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2017 - Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041831
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 19 Mar 201722 Mar 2017

Publication series

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


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Abbreviated titleWCNC
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

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