Interworking between WLAN and 3G cellular networks: An IMS based architecture

Kumudu S. Munasinghe, Abbas Jamalipour, Branka Vucetic

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel architecture for interworking of the Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and the Third Generation (3G) mobile cellular network is presented. This architecture is a hybrid model with additional controls compared with the existing architectures and the use of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), as an arbitrator for coupling and real-time session management. Furthermore, a new networking entity called a mobility manager has been introduced within the IMS for seamless management of vertical handoffs. Efficient strategies for IP address distribution and bypassing high traffic loads form the cellular core network are other benefits of this architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Wireless Broadband and Ultra Wideband Communications, AusWireless 2006
PublisherUniversity of Technology, Sydney
Pages639-644
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0977520005, 9780977520008
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IEEE International Conference on Wireless Broadband and Ultra Wideband Communications, AusWireless 2006 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 13 Mar 200616 Mar 2006

Conference

Conference1st IEEE International Conference on Wireless Broadband and Ultra Wideband Communications, AusWireless 2006
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period13/03/0616/03/06

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Munasinghe, K. S., Jamalipour, A., & Vucetic, B. (2006). Interworking between WLAN and 3G cellular networks: An IMS based architecture. In Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Wireless Broadband and Ultra Wideband Communications, AusWireless 2006 (pp. 639-644). University of Technology, Sydney.