Power Consumption of IPv6 vs IPv4 in Smartphone
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IPv6 Operations Working Group                                A. Petrescu
Internet-Draft                                          S. Ben Hadj Said
Intended status: Informational                                 CEA, LIST
Expires: September 14, 2017                                 O. Philippot
                                                              T. Vincent
                                                            Greenspector
                                                          March 13, 2017

            Power Consumption of IPv6 vs IPv4 in Smartphone
              draft-petrescu-v6ops-ipv6-power-ipv4-00.txt

Abstract

   This draft documents preliminary results of measuring the power
   consumption of using IPv6 vs using IPv4 on typical applications on a
   smartphone.  The smartphone is connected on a 4G cellular network
   with either an IPv6 connection, or with an IPv4 connection, but not
   both simultaneously.

   The preliminary results expose a roughly 5% increase in power
   consumption on IPv6.  More experiments are planned as future work
   that may confirm or infirm these figures.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Power consumption measurements in smartphone  . . . . . . . .   2
     3.1.  Video streaming use case  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Live video streaming use case . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.3.  Web browsing use case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.4.  File download use case  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Future Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   This document describes preliminary measurement results of power
   consumption of IPv6 and IPv4 on a cellular smartphone.

2.  Terminology

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

   APN: Access Point Network

3.  Power consumption measurements in smartphone

   We conducted several power consumption in differents use cases.  The
   measurement are done with Greenspector probe.  We used the smartphone
   Huawei mate 8 with an android version 7.  In these tests, we used
   orange SIM card.  The smartphone is able to connect to IPv4, or to
   IPv6 Access Point Networks (APNs) simultaneously, or distinctively.
   In the smartphone, only the 4G connection is active (not 3G).

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