Protocols for Wireless Networks

The Mobile Networks department has experience in developing or optimizing protocols for different aspects of wireless network management:

Smart IP flow and mobility management in HetNets

  • IP flow management and Offloading
    • evaluation of impact of offloading strategies on the network resources of MNOs
    • LISP-based Rich Mobility Architecture to support IP flow mobility
    • IP bonding to allow simultaneous transmission over multiple wireless and wired network interfaces
  • Local location management
    • distributed approach for networks of femtocells
    • efficient paging strategies
    • reliable distributed location databases
  • Handover management
    • distributed handover management for wireless heterogeneous networks
    • control overlay to manage mobility as a service


  • All-wireless networks of femtocells
    • distributed low-overhead quasi-stateless routing for the transport network layer of networks of femtocells
  • Multi-hop wireless networks
    • low control overhead routing techniques
    • techniques to deal with frequent route breaks due to mobility or node failures
    • quasi-stateless routing

QoS Provisioning

  • Call admission control to guarantee high voice quality in WLANs
  • Self-organized networking (SON) (including radio resource management)
  • Machine-learning techniques for HetNets

Green networking

  • Efficient sleep mode
  • Adaptation of protocols to dynamicity of power supplies coming from renewable sources