IPv6 in MOBILE NETWORKS

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Nov 12, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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In October 2000, Ericsson was the first vendor to
demonstrate the use of IPv6 in a GPRS network in
a cooperation with BT Wireless and SmarTone of
Hong Kong.

IPv6 in MOBILE NETWORKS

We trialed IPv6 on SmarTone's mobile network,
including GPRS
and
wireless LANs
. We
also
tested other scenarios, such as roaming between
fixed and wireless networks
,

and IPv4/IPv6
interworking

-

all successfully
.

IPv6, with its 128
-
bit address base, will provide

address space
enough to accommodate an IP
address for every imaginable Internet
-
ready
device to come. IPv6 enables network architects
to address many important IP
-
related issues in
addition to the IP address shortage, such as
security, quality of service, mobility,
multicasting, and network management.

OY L M ERICSSON AB

NOMADICLAB

PL 58

02131 ESPOO

FINLAND

Email:

ipv6@nomadiclab.com

Ericsson, BT Wireles
s,
and SmarTone in Hong Kon
g
staged the world's first successful end
-
to
-
end
demonstration of IPv6

-

the next
-
generation Internet Protocol

-

in a mobile network. The SmarTone trial
was built on Ericsson's network
-
enabling IPv6 systems and know
-
how, in conjunction with BT Wireless'
research and development activities. Ericsson has a long
-
term cooperative relationship with SmarTone in
the Hong Kong operator's infrastructure development.

Ulf Ewaldsson, Deputy Managing Director of
Ericsson in Hong Kong, says, "IPv6 will enable a
new level of end
-
to
-
end IP
-
based services and
applications. It is an important part of the Ericsson
vision, with billions of devices that are constantly
on
-
line, providing the user with an uninterrupted,
personalized and location
-
independent
experience."

SmarTone's Chief Technical Officer, Stephen
Chau, says, "It is crucial that we begin trialing
IPv6 on our network as soon as possible, so that
we can gain solid knowledge and insight into the
potential it brings to the development of mobile
Internet applications and services."

WLAN


Mobile
Terminal

(IPv6)

Roaming

GGSN

GPRS

Network

Private v4

Network

Adastral

Park (UK)

Internet

E1

LAN

Ericsson

Router

NAT
-
PT

Global IPv6 Network

Mobile
Node

IPv6 in IPv4 tunnel

IPv6 in IPv4 tunnel

Ericsson

Router

Access

Router

Base Station

WLAN

Servers used for demonstration

E1

Public v4

Network

Correspondent
Node

Home

Agent

Servers used for

demonstration

Mobile
Node

Legend

IPv4

IPv6

Demo Area



IPv4 GPRS

Container

AP A316

Ultima

MAP

Ericsson

Router

DNS

HA

CN

App Server

Local Native IPv6 Network

E1

SLA 3120

SLA 3130

SLA 3131

SLA 3132

2001:618:7:x/48

RNC

GGSN

LAN (v4)

LAN
(v4)

E1

IPv6 in IPv4 tunnel

SLA 3111

E1 (v4)

Internet

AP A318

Ericsson

Router

Scenario 1

Marimba

Scenario 2

Scenario 3

MN
-
WLAN

MIPv6

Scenario 4

TE
-
GPRS

Scenario 5

R520

MN
-
GPRS

Ethernet

MIPv6

IPv6 in IPv4 tunnel

SLA 3110

IP Backbone

GGSN

SGSN

IPv6 Network HK

IPv6 Network UK

IPv6
Services

Local IPv6 Services

DNS, Home Agent,
VHE, Servers ...

IPv4
Global
Internet

NAT
-
PT

NAT
-
PT