Overview of research and development on seamless networking technologies

Hiroyuki Morikawa, Masugi Inoue, Mikio Hasegaw, Homare Murakami, Khaled Mahmud, Nobuo Ryoki, Chang Woo Pyo, Ha Nguyen Tran, Masateru Minami, Fumio Teraoka

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National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan (NICT) completed a project on new-generation mobile communications networks for beyond 3G or 4G in March 2006. This paper presents our vision of new-generation mobile communications networks from networking perspective and their capabilities to be offered: fast and large-capacity handover, cross-network handover, cross-device handover, and interworking between real and cyber worlds. Then, Metro Mobile Ring network technology for the first capability, MIRAI architecture for the second and third capabilities, and other works are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec



  • Context-aware
  • Handover
  • Seamless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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