Seamless Handover and QoS Mechanisms for Efficient DVB-H and Mobile IPv6 Integration

I. Miloucheva(1*), M. Wetterwald(2), J. Mödeker(3), K. Jonas(4), D. Hetzer(5)

(1) Technical University Dresden, Germany
(2) Institut Eurecom, France
(3) Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Germany
(4) University for Applied Science, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
(5) System Solution & Engineering, T-Systems, Media&Broadcast, Germany
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Seamless handover and QoS provision of applications in converged DVB-H and Mobile IPv6 networks are discussed. The goal is to support efficiently interactive mobile broadcast/multicast services using unidirectional broadcast media (DVB-H) combined with bidirectional mobile access technologies (UMTS, WLAN, WIMAX) in heterogeneous Mobile IPv6 environments. In particular, the focus is: Handover strategies based on usage of Link Layer Tunneling Mechanisms (IETF RFC 3077) for emulation of bidirectional connectivity of DVB-H access networks in heterogeneous Mobile IP environment; Network discovery and handover optimization for DVB-H access networks considering IEEE 802.21; QoS mechanisms of interactive multicast streaming and download services using DVB-H access networks.
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DVB-H; IPDatacast; Seamless Handover; QoS; Mobile IPv6; IEEE 802.21; Link Layer Tunneling; Unidirectional Connectivity; Return Channel

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