IPv6 in WiMAX Networks - Challenges for Broadband Wireless

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Executive Summary

Broadband wireless access is one of the ways to enable widespread broadband Internet access in India. Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is a proven technology choice for providing broadband wireless access. An Indian operator offering broadband in India today, by default, uses an IPv4 network. However, country-wide wireless broadband (several thousands of homes, and millions of mobile users) requires an addressing capacity that cannot be met by IPv4 addressing. This paper presents a review of the challenges in using IPv6 in a WiMAX network, and discusses focus areas for deployments and standards.

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