Mobile Internet access from smartphones and other mobile devices is
accelerating the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses. IPv6 is widely seen
as crucial for the continued operation and growth of the Internet,
and in particular, it is critical in mobile networks. This document
discusses the issues that arise when deploying IPv6 in mobile
networks. Hence, this document can be a useful reference for service
providers and network designers.
Working Group Summary
The IPv6 Operations Working Group discussed this document at IETF-77 and IETF-78
and in an email Working Group last Call. There were comments made, and the
commentators stated that they were comfortable with the resolution in the final document.
We are starting to see operational mobile networks with the set of problems the document
addresses and considering similar solutions. Comments from the working group suggested
that the writeup was useful to them.
Fred Baker is shepherd.