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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 539394, 14 pages
Research Article

Efficient Mobility Management Signalling in Network Mobility Supported PMIPV6

1CSE Department, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025, India
2Pavai College of Technology, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu 637018, India

Received 8 May 2015; Revised 28 June 2015; Accepted 26 July 2015

Academic Editor: Yun Won Chung

Copyright © 2015 Ananthi Jebaseeli Samuelraj and Sundararajan Jayapal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Proxy Mobile IPV6 (PMIPV6) is a network based mobility management protocol which supports node’s mobility without the contribution from the respective mobile node. PMIPV6 is initially designed to support individual node mobility and it should be enhanced to support mobile network movement. NEMO-BSP is an existing protocol to support network mobility (NEMO) in PMIPV6 network. Due to the underlying differences in basic protocols, NEMO-BSP cannot be directly applied to PMIPV6 network. Mobility management signaling and data structures used for individual node’s mobility should be modified to support group nodes’ mobility management efficiently. Though a lot of research work is in progress to implement mobile network movement in PMIPV6, it is not yet standardized and each suffers with different shortcomings. This research work proposes modifications in NEMO-BSP and PMIPV6 to achieve NEMO support in PMIPV6. It mainly concentrates on optimizing the number and size of mobility signaling exchanged while mobile network or mobile network node changes its access point.