4. IPv6 in 3GPP Networks

  1. Jouni Korhonen1,
  2. Teemu Savolainen2 and
  3. Jonne Soininen1

Published Online: 1 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118398333.ch4

Deploying IPv6 in 3GPP Networks: Evolving Mobile Broadband from 2G to LTE and Beyond

Deploying IPv6 in 3GPP Networks: Evolving Mobile Broadband from 2G to LTE and Beyond

How to Cite

Korhonen, J., Savolainen, T. and Soininen, J. (2013) IPv6 in 3GPP Networks, in Deploying IPv6 in 3GPP Networks: Evolving Mobile Broadband from 2G to LTE and Beyond, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118398333.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Renesas Mobile, Finland

  2. 2

    Nokia Research Center, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 8 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118398296

Online ISBN: 9781118398333

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Keywords:

  • 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP);
  • Evolved Packet System (EPS);
  • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS);
  • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6);
  • packet data network (PDN);
  • signaling interfaces

Summary

This chapter introduces how Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is implemented in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) core networks and 3GPP compliant User Equipments (UEs). It looks into network aspects that are specific to 3GPP. The network architectures of interest are the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and the Evolved Packet System (EPS), which both provide packet switched services. The chapter provides a lot of information element figures and their decompositions to ease possible debugging of GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) traces. It discusses the initial packet data network (PDN) Connection activation and handover cases and how different PDN Types behave in various UE and network configurations. The chapter takes a brief look at IPv6 as a transport protocol on various signaling interfaces with the 3GPP packet core. It demonstrates some of the known anomalies and issues on early IPv6 deployments in GPRS and EPS networks.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

Communication system signaling; packet radio networks