IPv6 Plenary 2
|When:||Wednesday, 29 August 2012|
|Time:||16:00 - 17:30 (UTC +7)|
Panel discussion: LTE on IPv6 - is it happening?
More and more smartphones and other mobile devices are connecting to the Internet for both voice and data services. Implementation progress of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks is increasing globally and starting to provide inclusive IP based services for voice, video, messaging, and data. Increased mobile device usage has inflated the demand for IP addresses, which will significantly increase the costs and scalability issues associated with mobile broadband network services. IPv6 provides a long-term, scalable solution with fewer operational and maintenance issues than IPv4 networks deployed in NAT (Network Address Translation) environments. Deployment of Large Scale NAT (LSN) without having a plan for IPv6 deployment is merely extending the lifetime of the IPv4 addresses, and not solving the core issue: IPv4 address depletion. This session will cover the challenges facing the new networks of mobile network operators in a dynamic operational environment.