RFC 6459

IPv6 in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Evolved Packet System (EPS), January 2012

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J. Korhonen, Ed.
J. Soininen
B. Patil
T. Savolainen
G. Bajko
K. Iisakkila
v6ops (ops)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC6459

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The use of cellular broadband for accessing the Internet and other data services via smartphones, tablets, and notebook/netbook computers has increased rapidly as a result of high-speed packet data networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and now Long-Term Evolution (LTE) being deployed. Operators that have deployed networks based on 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network architectures are facing IPv4 address shortages at the Internet registries and are feeling pressure to migrate to IPv6. This document describes the support for IPv6 in 3GPP network architectures. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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