With the depletion of IPv4 addresses and the development of data service, demands for deploying IPv6 are higher than before. This document analyzes different IPv6 migration scenarios and applicable mechanisms as well as identifies impacts on 3GPP network elements.
The technical report identifies various scenarios of transition to IPv6 and co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6, deployment options and impacts on 3GPP network elements. In particular:
Identify the transition and co-existence scenarios of interest for operators and the respective assumptions and
Analyze existing IP address allocation mechanism for IPv6 migration if necessary.
Investigate IPv6 transition mechanisms for the scenarios identified during the study and investigate their
applicability for 3GPP network, and identify the compatibility among applicable transition mechanisms.
Identify any impact on 3GPP network elements.
Provide recommendations on IPv6 transition and co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6 and identify if any normative
work is needed.