question regarding over the counter devices

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Mon Mar 6 14:07:31 CET 2017

On Mon, 6 Mar 2017, Gert Doering wrote:

> 3G mandated IPv6, no carrier actually deployed it *before* they had a 
> huge legacy of IPv4-only handsets in the field...  could have been done 
> from day one.

On the other hand no handset manufacturer apart from Nokia ever made any 
3G handsets that supported IPv6.

Also, since you needed two concurrent bearers and the 3GPP network vendors 
charged per bearer, it also make IPv6 deployment extremely expensive.

Yes, plenty of blame to go around. It's not only a carrier problem.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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