IPv6 in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Evolved Packet System (EPS)
RFC 6459

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Subject: Document Action: 'IPv6 in 3GPP Evolved Packet System' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-v6ops-3gpp-eps-08.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'IPv6 in 3GPP Evolved Packet System'
  (draft-ietf-v6ops-3gpp-eps-08.txt) as an Informational RFC

This document is the product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Ron Bonica and Dan Romascanu.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary 
   The increased use of data services, growth of subscribers in 3GPP
   based mobile networks, and the impending exhaustion of available IPv4
   addresses from the registries is driving the need to specify the
   transition to IPv6 solutions in 3GPP network architectures.  This
   document describes the support for IPv6 in 3GPP network architectures
   and a solution to transition to IPv6 using a dual-stack approach.
Working Group summary
 WG Acceptance was requested and then validated through survey during and after IETF 80. Last Call was initiated on 
May 15 2011 and completed May 29th 2011.
 Document quality
 The document contributions represent an effort to inform implementors and users of the 3GPP platforms of 3GPP 
utilization of IETF standards in a fashion that is operationally relevant and validates the contribution of that IETF input 
into the Evolved Packet System. The upshot should be a better understanding of 3GPP EPS without the necessity or 
overhead of participating in an additional standards body.


Joel Jaeggli is shepherd for this draft.