Support for IPv6
Renesas Mobile driving the new version of the Internet Protocol - Bringing the Internet to the next generation
The Internet has changed our lives significantly. Regardless if you are running a big business, shopping, or keeping in touch with the loved ones, the Internet has become an indispensible tool we depend upon. The Internet has experienced phenomenal growth, and has changed its role from an academic research network to the global information artery of the whole world. Outgrowing its original purpose can also be seen in the Internet growing over the size it for which it was originally intended.
The Internet Protocol (IP) is the main building block of the Internet. It is the protocol that is responsible to carry the user traffic from one end of the network to the other. It does this based on the IP addresses. The predominantly used Internet Protocol version that is used in the Internet today is Internet Protocol version 4 – IPv4. Its address space is 32-bits of length allowing 2^32 (4,294,967,296) globally unique addresses. The Internet has grown bigger than this address space. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), the organization for global coordination of the IP addresses, ran out of IPv4 addresses in early 2011 ending the time of easily available IPv4 addresses.
Though, this will not mean the Internet will stop, it can mean the growth of the Internet is at risk – as are the new services that we cannot even imagine, yet. To solve this problem a new Internet protocol version was created– the IP version 6. The main benefit of IPv6 is the address space. The IPv6 address space is 2^128 ~3.4x10^38 addresses. This address space is adequate to ensure the growth of the Internet for the foreseeable future.
Renesas Mobile understands the pressure for huge growth in the cellular industry requires the Internet to scale with the new applications coming to the market. Mobile broadband has been growing exponentially over the last years, and new applications are coming to the market including automotive, connected devices and machine-to-machine (M2M). Therefore, Renesas Mobile has been investing to the IPv6 technologies in research, standardization, and in products for many years. Earlier as part of Nokia wireless modem, it was the first one to bring IPv6 to the commercial market in mobile phones. Having the experience of large scale IPv6 deployment, Renesas Mobile has been able to gather both know-how, and been able to mature its IPv6 offering in a way that cannot be matched by others.
Having been the pioneer in the next generation of the Internet, Renesas Mobile has been able to perfect its implementation ensuring the handset manufacturers a secure and smooth transition. IPv6 is provided as a default feature in all Renesas Mobile products to make sure the handset manufacturers and operators can do the transition whenever they need.
Renesas Mobile has taken the leap to the next generation Internet to make sure Internet can make that leap as well.