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I-D ACTION:draft-georgiades-seamoby-ctecip-01.txt

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	Title		: Context Transfer Extension to Cellular-IP
	Author(s)	: M. Georgiades et al.
	Filename	: draft-georgiades-seamoby-ctecip-01.txt
	Pages		: 13
	Date		: 2003-7-1
This Internet draft enhances cellular-IP mobility protocol with a
Context Transfer mechanism aiming to further optimise the handoff 
operation in mobile networks. Within a cellular-IP domain, during the
handoff from one cellular-IP base station to another, cellular-IP
packets could be  used to initiate and transfer authorised context
from the previous cellular-IP base station via the cellular-IP
gateway to the new cellular-IP base station. This draft presents how 
the context transfer extension introduced could facilitate in
reducing latency and packet loss by avoiding the signalling required 
between the mobile node and the new base station  in  re-establishing
the desired state information.

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