Softward-Defined Networking in Heterogeneous Radio Access Networks

Hao Yu

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    Integrating diff erent wireless access technologies to provide users with data service will definitely result in a heterogeneous radio access network. Moving from one wireless domain to another causes traffic being switched from one interface to another. This results in a reestablishment of TCP connection due to the change of the assigned IP address. Frequent handovers may force users to perform re - logins or application restarts, which undoubtedly jeopardize the quality of experience. This vertical handover problem will not be trivial as mobility is becomin g a dominant factor in communications. This paper provides a possible solution architecture and research direction for vertical handover problem by leveraging the concept of software - defined networking together with existing proposals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings from the 2014 TERENA Networking Conference.
    Number of pages6
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)978-90-77559-24-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventTERENA Networking Conference 2014 - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 19 May 201422 May 2014


    ConferenceTERENA Networking Conference 2014


    • Software-defined networking
    • Handover
    • Radio access network
    • Data offloading
    • Virtualization


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