Comparison between resource reservation protocol and next steps in signalling in mobile IP networks

Mirzamany, Esmat, Lasebae, Aboubaker ORCID logoORCID: and Gemikonakli, Orhan ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Comparison between resource reservation protocol and next steps in signalling in mobile IP networks. IET Networks . pp. 1-10. ISSN 2047-4954 [Article] (doi:10.1049/iet-net.2013.0028)


Providing an acceptable level of quality of service (QoS) for critical applications is one of the interesting topics in next generation wireless networks. Confronting the major criticisms of resource reservation protocol (RSVP), the next steps in signalling (NSIS) was introduced as a general framework to include not only the resource reservation protocol but other signalling services in IP based networks. It attempts to address the RSVP shortcomings and to offer additional features. It is widely believed that NSIS can be considered as a suitable alternative for RSVP. However, it worsens the scalability issue in the RSVP operation, inherits the RSVP problem in mobile environments and its appealing features come with a significant cost. This paper develops an analytical framework to evaluate the RSVP and NSIS performances in proxy mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) environment. The results obtained showed a significant increase in network signalling cost, more bandwidth consumption by resource reservation signalling messages and a high resource re-establishment latency in NSIS operations. We believe these outcomes raise doubts over the NSIS eligibility as a suitable replacement for RSVP.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): performance evaluation; mobile computing; next generation networks; signalling protocols; IP networks; quality of service; QoS; resource reservation signalling; bandwidth consumption; resource reservation protocol; network signalling cost; resource reestablishment latency; next generation wireless networks; mobile environments; PMIPv6 environment; NSIS performance evaluation; proxy mobile IPv6 environment; quality-of-service; mobile IP networks; next steps-in-signalling; RSVP performance evaluation
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 13633
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Depositing User: Esmat Mirzamany
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2014 10:42
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 13:40

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