IEEE Communications Magazine (IEEE COMMAG) 
Volume 51, Issue 3, Pages 96-102, 2013

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Toward Network Controlled IP Traffic Offloading


Operator controlled IP traffic offloading in cellular networks 
has been a lively topic in both product and standard development 
during recent years. Specifically, 3GPP has developed multiple 
IP traffic offloading solutions for their system architecture, 
typically requiring 3GPP-specific modifications for user equipment. 
We argue that an adequate lightweight access technology agnostic 
IP traffic offloading system is achievable with a generic internet 
layer solution. Such a solution can still utilize 3GPP system 
properties for operators to push offloading policies securely into 
mobile devices. We discuss existing 3GPP-specified offloading 
solutions and present three variations of our internet layer 
traffic offloading implementations, and compare them against 
3GPP-specified solutions. Our hands-on experience in operator 
networks shows that such a direction is feasible and promising.

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title = "Toward Network Controlled IP Traffic Offloading",
journal = "IEEE Communications Magazine",
volume = "51",
number = "3",
pages = "96 - 102",
year = "2013",
issn = "0163-6804",
author = "Jouni Korhonen and Teemu Savolainen and Aaron Yi Ding and Markku Kojo",

Jouni Korhonen and Teemu Savolainen and Aaron Yi Ding and Markku Kojo, "Toward Network Controlled IP Traffic Offloading", in IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 96-102, March 2013.