SDN-based distributed mobility management for 5G

Haneul Ko, Insun Jang, Jaewook Lee, Sangheon Pack, Giwon Lee

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10 Citations (Scopus)


Distributed mobility management (DMM) is an attractive approach to address the mobile traffic explosion problem, and thus it is perceived as a promising technology for mobility management in 5G. In this paper, we propose a software-defined networking (SDN) approach for DMM (denoted by SDN-DMM). Unlike the existing approaches for DMM (i.e., network-based or terminal-based), SDN-DMM implements the location and handover management functions at the centralized SDN controller while the packet forwarding function is fully distributed at access routers. Therefore, SDN-DMM can achieve the packet forwarding path optimization and provide significant benefits in terms of network and traffic management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055449
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 29
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2017 Jan 82017 Jan 10


Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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