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Level 6: Acolyte
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Registered: ‎26-09-2015

O2 IPv6

Is O2 going to roll out IPv6 connectivity?

I see that O2 is using its IPv6 block on the VoLTE network.
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Re: O2 IPv6

Don't know

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Re: O2 IPv6


@MI5 wrote:

Don't know


I think that applies to everyone on here. 

I shall leave it in the capable hands of @Marjo @Martin-O2 @MercedesS @Anonymous_K 

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Re: O2 IPv6

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As a number of ISP's killed off their IPV6 networks for consumers, and unless you are networking geek Smiley Happy then their is no need to use IPv6.

I have a feeling that IPv6 on VoLTE is more a POT rather than anything else.

 

I have a feeling that only the core network guys at o2 will know about IPv6, and not many people on the forums will know about it, or what it does Smiley Happy 

 

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Re: O2 IPv6

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@madasaf1sh

I would say NAT does cause issues and not support some protocols and hence we need IPv6. There should be some reason for some organisations sticking with public IP addresses even on IPv4. I mean using public IP addresses in LAN.

In certain large countries private IPv4 address space is not even enough for accomodating VoLTE users of the whole country.

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Re: O2 IPv6

@madasaf1sh

VoLTE(VoIMS + SRVCC) can actually works on IPv4. It is just the decision of the one who set it up and the standards allow both.
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Re: O2 IPv6

Hey guys were trying to get some more information on this now. We'll update this thread once we have an update. Smiley Wink

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Re: O2 IPv6

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Many other mobile providers are rolling out IPv6, EE for example.

 

Yes there are few of us that are geeks but the truth of the matter is that IPv6 has been out for at least a decade.

 

O2 should provide this functionality or look at losing customers. 

 

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Re: O2 IPv6

Any update on this.

 

I'm 1 month from my contract finishing and given the deals I'm seeing IPv6 will be the deciding factor.

 

China heavily uses IPv6, in fact I've rolled out IPv6 for a research department at work.

 

I've also got a large allocation (/56) of IPv6 addresses at home and it would be real nice to be able to use these publicly on mobile devices. Not to mention the benefits of non-NATd IP addresses and VOIP.