Software Defined Networking to support IP address mobility in future LTE network

Morteza Karimzadeh, Luca Valtulina, Hans van den Berg, Aiko Pras, Marco Liebsch, Tarik Taleb

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The existing LTE network architecture dose not scale well to increasing demands due to its highly centralized and hierarchical composition. In this paper we discuss the major modifications required in the current LTE network to realize a decentralized LTE architecture. Next, we develop two IP address mobility support schemes for this architecture. The proposed solutions can handle traffic redirecting and seamless IP address continuity for the nodes moving among the distributed anchor points in a resource efficient manner. Our approaches are based on the SDN (Software Defined Networking) paradigm which is also one of the most important candidate technologies to realize 5G mobile networks. We extend the NS3-LENA simulation software to implement a decentralized LTE network as well as the proposed IP mobility support schemes. The evaluation results show that the proposed solutions efficiently fulfill the functionality and performance requirements (e.g., latency and packet loss) related to mobility management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Wireless Days, WD 2017
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509058563
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP Wireless Days - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 29 Mar 201731 Mar 2017

Publication series

NameIFIP Wireless Days
ISSN (Print)2156-9711


ConferenceIFIP Wireless Days

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