Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 200

Full Length Research Paper

New approach to eliminate the latency in handoff schema for mobile node

Hatem Hamad and Souhir Elkourd*
Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - A6771F810790
  • Vol.2(3), pp. 054 - 061, March 2010
  •  Accepted: 18 December 2009
  •  Published: 31 March 2010



An important and challenging issue in the next-generation wireless systems (NGWS) is to support seamless handoff while moving between different integrated networks. This paper presents a location aided fast handoff protocol which is an improvement over the pre-registration low latency handoff proposed by the IETF. Pre-registration requires layer 2 information that might not be present in the access technology being used. By processing geographical data information acquired through GPS related to mobile node movement and the coverage area of each foreign agent intelligent handoff decisions can be made, allowing more control over the actual handoff latency and buffering requirements.


Key words: Mobile IP, seamless handoff, fast-handoff (low latency handoff), location information, GPS.

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