Title: A Multi-link Mechanism for Heterogeneous Radio Networks
Authors: Yang, Shun-Neng
Lin, Yung-Chun
Gan, Chai-Hien
Lin, Yi-Bing
Wu, Chien-Ting
Department of Computer Science
Keywords: Multi-link integrated networks;Radio network selection and switching;GTP tunnel;QoS class
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2014
Abstract: Nowadays, smart mobile devices drive the mobile traffic growth rapidly. Most smart mobile devices are equipped with multiple radio network interfaces, such as High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), Long Term Evolution (LTE), and Wi-Fi. Therefore, integration of multiple networks is a viable solution to fulfill traffic offloading and the Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirement of data usage for mobile users. In this paper, we propose a multi-link mechanism to handle the radio network selection and switching between LTE and Wi-Fi networks. A Multi-Link Adaptor (MLA) and a Multi-Connection Manager (MCM) are proposed for the User Equipment (UE) and the core network, respectively, to handle the multi-link mechanism. The applications executed in the UEs do not need to be modified under the proposed approach. The MLA maintains a QoS class table and a routing table for the network selection procedure and uses the GPRS Tunneling Protocol-Control plane (GTP-C) control messages to execute network switching. In the future, we will measure the throughput of the multi-link network and the switch delay between the heterogeneous radio networks.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11277-013-1357-8
ISSN: 0929-6212
DOI: 10.1007/s11277-013-1357-8
Volume: 76
Issue: 4
Begin Page: 661
End Page: 674
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