IPv6 mistakes, was: Re: Looking for an IPv6 naysayer...

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Sat Feb 12 10:53:23 CST 2011


On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Thomas Habets wrote:

> Really.

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.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se




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