Jorge Pereira, a member of the ETSI IPv6 core group at the European Commission, and Latif Ladid, IPE ISG Chair at the University of Luxembourg, addressed 5G-MOBIX as a part of their presentations during the webinar on the future of IPv6 on 13 September 2021.

In the 1980s, IPv4 became the basic protocol of the Internet and promoted the development of IP networks. In the 2000s, the MPLS technology enhanced the comprehensive bearing capability of voice and video services. After 2010, IPv6 deployment was accelerated. As more and more devices, vehicles, sensors, and home appliances go online, enabling IP on everything becomes a vision and industry trend. In this context, all the statistics show that IPv6 is growing constantly and faster than IPv4 in all measures, such as the number of users, percentage of content, and amount of traffic.

This webinar, organized by ETSI ISG IPE, investigated the IPv6 enhanced innovation as required by the new and evolving applications to develop an IPv6 enhanced network. Latif Ladid, the Chair of IPE ISG, introduced the topic mentioning the readiness of most current devices to support IPv6. In contrast, only 25% of the networks support the protocol, making the networks the next target to innovate. After the introduction, IPv6 policy in the frame of 5G for Connected Automated Mobility was discussed in the presentation of Jorge Pereira. He talked about the challenges and the next steps towards deployment.

‘In 5G action plan, we are already at a test stage where we are testing commercial availability across the single market with early trials that started in 2018, and with commercial coverage that started in 2020, on the way towards a pervasive coverage by 2025 in all urban areas and major transport paths.’ says Jorge Pereira while stating that the main focus is now on cross-border trials for CAM services with projects such as 5G-MOBIX, 5G-CARMEN, and 5GCroCo working on EU-funded cross border corridors.

Follow this link to access the recordings of the webinar.