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Nokia unveils first IPv6 mobile phone

November 17th, 2004

Nokia Corp. on Tuesday at the 3G World Congress Convention and Exhibition unveiled the industry’s first Mobile IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) call using its CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) technology.

The demonstration focused on real-time streaming video with hand-off between two CDMA networks using Mobile IPv6 protocol.

“IPv6 is the next-generation of the internet protocol and has many advantages over IPv4 both for the network operators and the end-users,” says Adam Gould, VP Technology Management and Planning, Nokia CDMA.

The introduction of 3G mobile phones increased the demand for IPv4 network addresses that already run out of supply. IPv6 technology can accommodate a larger portion of network addresses, thus providing a solution to the rapidly growing demand for network addresses. Other features include always-on capabilities, seamless mobility and internetworking between IPv4 and IPv6.

“IPv6 allows the deployment of millions of always-on, IP enabled devices, each with its own unique IP address. Additionally, Mobile IPv6 provides seamless mobility across access technologies and is a powerful enabler for the next generation of services such as peer-to-peer services, push services and Voice over IP which demand always-on global reach ability and seamless mobility.”

Nokia has been the industry leader in the development of IPv6 and Mobile IPv6 standards, and other Internet protocols required for seamless mobility.

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