IP protocols/software

Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6

1:00 AM I chat to LR's Carol Wilson about how mobile operators are keeping quiet on IPv6 even as they work hard on the protocol

sam masud 12/5/2012 | 4:59:01 PM
re: Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6

OK, so they are not doing v6--but you did not tell me why not. Not enlightening.

joset01 12/5/2012 | 4:59:00 PM
re: Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6

Well they are working on testing it, they just don't really want to say anything more than very high level statements at the moment it seems to me. Why? I don't know for sure, since carriers don't really want to engage on this at the moment.

Jeff Loughridge 12/5/2012 | 4:58:52 PM
re: Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6

I find it odd that T-Mobile gets a passing mention in the video. The company has been conducting an open IPv6 friendly user trial for a year and a half. Technical representatives from T-Mobile have been vocal about plans and transition technology at technical forums such as Google's 2010 IPv6 Implentors Conference (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GlRgaFriYU#t=15m38s).

At the corporate level, you may not see much about IPv6. This is because the operator's customer base doesn't care about IPv4/v6.

Jeff L.








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