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LPWAN Fragmentation Header

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Carles Gomez , Josep Paradells , Jon Crowcroft
Last updated 2017-04-26 (Latest revision 2016-10-23)
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LPWAN technologies are characterized by a very limited data unit and/ or payload size, often one order of magnitude below the one in IEEE 802.15.4. However, many such technologies do not support layer 2 fragmentation. The 6LoWPAN fragmentation header defined in RFC 4944 represents very high overhead for LPWAN technologies, and it even does not support transporting IPv6 datagrams that require fragmentation over layer 2 technologies of a maximum payload size below 13 bytes. This specification defines an optimized fragmentation header for LPWAN.


Carles Gomez
Josep Paradells
Jon Crowcroft

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