Cisco Mobile Networks enables a router and its subnets to be mobile while continuing to maintain IP connectivity transparent to the IP hosts connecting to the network through this mobile router. This solution enables the IP hosts on a LAN connected to such a mobile router to transparently connect to the parent network while the LAN is in motion. The mobile router ensures network connectivity from a mobile environment.
The Mobile Networks solution enables entire networks to roam. For example, this enables a plane to fly around the world while passengers stay connected to the Internet. In this case, each passenger's IP device is a node on the mobile network connected to a router on the plane. The nodes on such a mobile network are not aware of any IP mobility at all. The Mobile Networks solution that is running on the router in the plane 'hides" the IP roaming from the local IP nodes so that the local nodes appear to be directly attached to the home network.