Supporting mobility events within a Hierarchical Mobile IP-over-MPLS network

Vasos Vassiliou, Andreas Pitsillides

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This paper examines mobility events, and particularly handovers in an overlay environment, where Hierarchical Mobile IP is operating over MPLS. The overlay operation is examined in detail under two scenarios and a comprehensive explanation of the operation of intra- and inter-cell handovers is presented. Furthermore, it improves on existing methods of MIP-MPLS interworking first by defining a simple framework based on Hierarchical Mobile IPv6 (HMIPv6), and second by outlining the relevant protocol design aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Handover
  • Hierarchical Mobile IPv6
  • MPLS
  • Micromobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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