A MEC-Assisted Method for Early Handover Using the Fully Distributed Mobility Management (MEC-F-DMM) Architecture

  • Chung-Ming HuangEmail author
  • Duy-Tuan Dao
  • Meng-Shu Chiang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 926)


Distributed mobility management (DMM) is a promising network-based mobility management protocol for mobile Internet. However, in case of an increasing number of MNs are associating and attaching to an AP of the DMM’s Mobility Anchor and Access Router (MAAR), the AP/MAAR may be easily overloaded. The emergence of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) can allow operators to get better benefit in monitoring network’s situation. In this paper, A MEC-assisted method for early handover using the Fully Distributed Mobility Management (MEC-F-DMM) architecture was proposed. MEC-assisted DMM can (i) define the trigger-timing to force MNs to do early handover to the better target mobile network, (ii) decide which MNs are suitable to do early handover to avoid the network unbalance. The performance analysis has shown that the proposed MEC-F-DMM method has better network performance than the traditional fully DMM method in terms of average queuing delay, the packet delivery time, and throughput.



This research was supported by the National Science Council of the Republic of China, Taiwan, under the contract number MOST 107-2221-E-006-139.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chung-Ming Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Duy-Tuan Dao
    • 1
  • Meng-Shu Chiang
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringFar East UniversityTainanTaiwan

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