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Table 1 Handover definitions between LiFi, Wi-Fi and 5G

From: ELIoT: enhancing LiFi for next-generation Internet of things

Term Description/definition
MIMO link adaptation A single AP optimizes the use of multiple OFEs to aid end point mobility. Association remains in the AP
Horizontal handover between non-overlapping and overlapping areas Transfers of association state between two APs of overlapping LiFi cells. This is independent of the interference coordination between the APs
L2 vertical handover Moves layer 2 connectivity between a Wi-Fi network and a LiFi network. The terminal’s MAC address is preserved
L3 vertical handover Moves IP-level connectivity of a terminal between different access technologies. The terminal’s IP address might be preserved. Integration into 5G core network