Are IPv6-only Internet services viable today?

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Sun Jan 17 12:01:17 CST 2010


In a message written on Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 08:59:00AM -0800, Cameron Byrne wrote:
> It's unfortunate for me that nobody is interested in talking about the
> question I asked in light of the data i supplied.  The question being,
> is it possible for a mobile operator to offer an IPv6-only service
> today to casual Internet users on new devices with new service plans?

Yes it is possible.

Yes you will exclude some segment of customers today.

> Perhaps it is just a rhetorical question because the video obviously
> shows it is possible.  But, i am legitimately interested in perceived
> service gaps or issues, given this tightly controlled service
> definition (web and email).

I think the phones stopped being "tightly controlled" with the
iPhone and Android phones.  They expect generic IP connectivty, and
are very much not web and e-mail only.  Moreso than an IPv6 only
provider, a web and e-mail only provider would probbaly find
themselves at a huge disadvantage to a significant and growing
segment of the market.

-- 
       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
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