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IP mobile multicast: Challenges and solutions

Romdhani, Imed; Kellil, Mounir; Lach, Hong-Yon; Bouabdallah, Abdelmadjid; Bettahar, Hatem


Mounir Kellil

Hong-Yon Lach

Abdelmadjid Bouabdallah

Hatem Bettahar


This article outlines the challenges of IP multicast over Mobile IP. Then it provides a comprehensive overview of existing multicast solutions to handle mobile sources and
receivers in both the Mobile IPv4 and the Mobile IPv6 environments. The solutions are classified into different classes in light of how the network infrastructure is used
and the nature of the multicast members (receivers or sources). For each solution, we present a brief overview; we describe the architecture and the proposed protocol;
we discuss the advantages and the limitations; and we compare qualitatively all the solutions of each class based on common criteria such as optimal routing, join latency, handover transparency, etc.


Romdhani, I., Kellil, M., Lach, H., Bouabdallah, A., & Bettahar, H. (2004). IP mobile multicast: Challenges and solutions. Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Society, 6(1), 18-41.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2004
Deposit Date Mar 11, 2008
Print ISSN 1553-877X
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
Pages 18-41
Keywords Mobile communications; Multicast; IP; Computing;
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