IPv6 Enhanced Innovation: the IPv6-Only Future in the 5G, IoT & Cloud Era

In the 1980s, IPv4 became the basic protocol of the Internet and promoted the development of IP networks. In the 2000s, the MPLS technology enhanced the comprehensive bearing capability of voice and video services. After 2010, IPv6 deployment was accelerated. As more and more devices, vehicles, sensors, and home appliances go online, enabling IP on everything becomes a vision and industry trend.

In this context, all the statistics show that IPv6 is growing constantly and faster than IPv4 in all measures such as number of users, percentage of content, and amount of traffic. For the first time in history, the user–network–content communication chain is ready for IPv6 and this means that the industry has selected IPv6 for the future. On the other hand, the networking field is in constant evolution and all the new use cases and scenarios were not mature or even did not exist when IPv6 was introduced. For this reason, IPv6 started its massive introduction recently and keeps evolving to prepare for the future and meet the new challenges as they arise. Cloud-based everything, Internet of Everything, and industry digitalization posed new requirements on IP networks. The IPv6 enhanced innovation represented by SRv6 emerged.

ETSI ISG IPE investigates the IPv6 enhanced innovation as required by the new and evolving applications in order to develop an IPv6 enhanced network, to drive the transformation of network service, stimulating business model innovation.

Jorge Pereira from the European Commission and consortium member Latif Ladid addressed 5G-MOBIX as a part of their presentations during the webinar.

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Agenda

Time
Session title
Speaker(s)
14:06
IPv6 Enhanced Innovation: the IPv6-Only Future in the 5G, IoT & Cloud
Latif Ladid, IPE ISG Chair
14:50
5G for CAM: Challenges & Next Steps towards Deployment
Jorge Pereira, European Commission