A Mobility Management Architecture for Seamless Delivery of 5G-IoT Services

Venkatraman Balasubramanian, Faisal Zaman, Moayad Aloqaily, Ismaeel Al Ridhawi, Yaser Jararweh, Haythem Bany Salameh

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Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Network Slicing techniques have a potential to augment 5G-IoT network services. Telecommunication operators use a diverse set of radio access technologies to provide services for users. Mobility management is one such service that needs attention for new 5G deployments. The QoS requirements in 5G networks are user specific. Network slicing along with MEC has been promoted as a key enabler for such on-demand service schemes. This paper focuses on radio resource access across heterogeneous networks for mobile roaming users. A unified service architecture is proposed enabling seamless handover between a 5G (New Generation Core) service and a 4G (Evolved Packet Core) service via the network slicing paradigm. An identifier-locator (I-L) concept that allows active source-IP sessions is used to handle the seamless hand-over. Signaling costs, service disruptions and other resource reservation requirements are considered in the evaluation to assure that profit for mobile edge operators is achieved. Simulation experiments are considered to provide performance comparisons against the state-of-the-art Distributed Mobility Management Protocol (DMM).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-8088-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-8089-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 May 201924 May 2019


Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019


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