A Resource-Efficient Hybrid Proxy Mobile IPv6 Extension for Next-Generation IoT Networks

Anwar Hussain, Shah Nazir, Fazlullah Khan, Lewis Nkenyereye, Ayaz Ullah, Sulaiman Khan, Sahil Verma, Kavita

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24 Citations (Scopus)


The future communication technologies like 6G are capable to provide higher mobility and better quality-of-service requirements to Internet of Things (IoT). To ensure mobility, the 6G technologies need more reliable and scalable solutions, which are capable to integrate large-scale heterogeneous IoT networks. In a heterogeneous environment, seamless mobility along with the demands of IP addresses requires a proxy mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) protocol that provides cost-effective solutions in next-generation IoT networks. The PMIPv6 has been exploited for resource efficiency in IoT-enabled next-generation networks. In this article, we have proposed a demand-based resource-efficient location-aware PMIPv6 extension for seamless mobility in the next-generation IoT networks. The proposed approach efficiently utilizes the network resources using location information and received signal strength (RSS). This solution enhances the performance of the PMIPv6 protocol in terms of signaling cost, and load on network entities. Furthermore, mathematical models are derived in terms of signaling cost and load distribution. The proposed solution is compared with the existing RSS-based PMIPv6 extension protocols. The results show that the proposed scheme enhances the performance and is a resource-friendly for the next-generation large-scale IoT networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2095-2103
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • 6G networks
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • load distribution
  • next-generation technology
  • proxy mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6)
  • signaling cost

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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