Another LTE network turns up as IPv4-only

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Thu Oct 11 07:44:45 UTC 2012


On Thu, 11 Oct 2012, Tore Anderson wrote:

> That some features are available only on the most advanced access 
> technology is perfectly reasonable and to be expected, IMHO. If not, 
> what's the point of upgrading at all?

Uh, whut? I expect my ssh sessions to survive a 4G->3G handover, and if 
they happen to go over IPv6, I want them to survive.

The important reason to upgrade is to get higher speeds, not to get access 
to new L3 tech.

> I lose my YouTube streams when I get handed over from 3G to 2G, too, for 
> example. I can live with that. I much prefer it to YouTube not working 
> 3G as well, even though that might very well be considered a more 
> "consistent" user experience.

I don't agree with you at all. I don't believe I would lose the stream 
when doing that handoff in our network, it might buffer some more (because 
EDGE is slower than HSDPA), but you wouldn't lose the stream.

Consistent behaviour (apart from speed) on all networks is really 
important for me, and I'd imagine it is for most users as well.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se



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