of telecommunication networks is broadband, wireless, ubiquitous and
personal access to a wide variety of applications. These applications
are expected to be offered through next-generation all-IP network,
consisting of several, potentially incompatible, wireless access
technologies such as Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, WCDMA, etc. The increasing user
desire to be ‘always connected’, even when they move from one
access network to another leads to a challenging requirement for
mobility management in order to ensure seamless mobility and
objective of this End-to-end Mobility Management Framework (EMF)
project is to provide seamless connectivity across heterogeneous
access networks. The framework that will be developed would include
mechanisms, algorithms and components required to provide seamless
mobility, enabling service continuity to applications. EMF aims at a
comprehensive approach to provide seamless and pervasive end-to-end
service, across and within heterogeneous network and develop a set of
functions supporting multiple services. These functions may include
network detection, network selection, inter-network handovers,
location updates and connections with multiple access technologies
simultaneously. This framework would also support data striping for
bandwidth aggregation by simultaneously utilizing multiple network
interfaces, resulting in better throughput and efficient resource
benefits of this project are given below:
users, having multihomed mobile devices, would be able to
efficiently utilize these multiple network interfaces by having
seamless continuation of services, or by using new services without
any extra mobility support from the network.
vertical handovers, that is focus of this project, would help to
bridge the coverage gaps of different access networks, when an
alternate is available.
aggregation would enable end users to experience better throughput
for data intensive applications, when overlapping network
connectivity is available.
project documents and the source code will be released as open
source thus enabling a large community to benefit from the outcomes
of this project.
(End To End Mobility Management Framework for Multi-homed Mobile
Devices ) is a funded project of ICT R&D Fund Ministry of
Information Technology, Government of Pakistan. National ICT R&D
Fund is created with the vision to transform Pakistan’s economy
into a knowledge based economy by promoting efficient, sustainable
and effective ICT initiatives through synergic development of
industrial and academic resources.
duration of the project is 2 years.
Date: Sep 01 ,2008.
Date: Aug 31,2010.