IPv6 mistakes, was: Re: Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...
swmike at swm.pp.se
Sat Feb 12 10:53:23 CST 2011
On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Thomas Habets wrote:
Exactly. Can we PLEASE kill the myth that Android and iPhone has IPv6
support for mobile side. PLEASE. None do, and there are no publically
available roadmaps when this might happen on either OSes.
There are exactly two types of devices (afaik) that support IPv6 for
mobile, and that's Nokia phones using Symbian and Maemo (afaik only N900).
No other vendor has any IPv6 mobile side support, and even though
Microsoft did the right thing for IPv6 on Vista and Win7, they've dropped
the ball on Windows Phone 7 and have no IPv6 support there. I was very
disappointed when I learnt that fact. I've been told it's to some extent a
Qualcomm baseband issue. There are also no USB dongles with IPv6 support
that I am aware of.
This means that the incentive for mobile operators to support IPv6 is very
close to zero even though a lot of them could do it fairly easily.
I have native IPv6 in my Nokia N900, it works just fine within "my" own
network, ie without roaming.
Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike at swm.pp.se
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