Local Gateway Assisted Handover Key Derivation in Enterprise Femtocell Network

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With the dense deployment of femtocells in enterprise femtocell network and the small coverage of femtocells, handover in enterprise femtocell network will be frequent. The general handover key derivation method which is used in handover procedures in LTE is not suitable for handover in this scenario because of its long time cost and the weak security. To solve this problem, this paper has proposed a new local gateway assisted handover key derivation schema in enterprise femtocell network. It can meet the fast derivation and good forward/backward key secrecy requirement of handover key derivation in enterprise femtocell network. The simulation result has verified that the proposed handover key derivation schema works better than the existing method.

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Wang, P. and Zhang, X. (2015) Local Gateway Assisted Handover Key Derivation in Enterprise Femtocell Network. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 8, 70-78. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2015.84009.

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