Performance Evaluation of a SDN/OpenFlow-Based Distributed Mobility Management (DMM) Approach in Virtualized LTE Systems

Luca Valtulina, Morteza Karimzadeh Motallebi Azar, Georgios Karagiannis, Geert Heijenk, Aiko Pras

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    Currently most of the mobility management solutions rely on a centralized mobility anchor entity, which is in charge of both mobility-related control plane and user data forwarding. This makes mobility management prone to several performance limitations such as suboptimal routing, low scalability, potential single point of failure and the lack of granularity for the mobility management service. Distributed Mobility Management (DMM) is a mobility management solution that can be applied to overcome these limitations. In this paper we introduce a novel Software Defined Networking (SDN)/OpenFlow based DMM approach that can be applied in virtualized LTE systems. Using NS-3 simulation experiments we show that the introduced approach meets the performance related mobility management requirements.
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    Title of host publicationIEEE Globecom 2014 Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (CCSNA 2014)
    Place of PublicationTexas, USA
    PublisherIEEE Communications Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7701-7
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2014
    EventWorkshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications, CCSNA 2014 - Austin, United States
    Duration: 8 Dec 201412 Dec 2014

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    PublisherIEEE Communications Society


    ConferenceWorkshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications, CCSNA 2014
    Abbreviated titleCCSNA
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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    • EWI-25522
    • METIS-309790
    • IR-94135

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