Talk: Impact of IPv6 on today’s networking, IoT, SDN-NFV and Cloud, Fog Computing and 5G
Prof. Latif Ladid
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Abstract: The public IPv4 address space managed by IANA(http://www.iana.org) has been comletely depleted back in Feb, 2011. This creates by itself a critical challenge when adding new networks and enabling new services on the Internet. Without publicly routable IP addressing, the Internet of anything would be greatly reduced in its capabilities and then limited in its potential success. Most discussions of IP over everything have been based on the illusionary assumption that the IP address space is an unlimited resource or it’s even taken for granted that IP is like oxygen produced for free by nature.
The introduction of IPv6 provides enhanced features that were not tightly designed or scalable in IPv4 such as IP mobility, end to end (e2e) connectivity, ad hoc services, etc. IPv6 will be addressing the extreme scenarios where IP becomes a commodity service.
This new address platform will enable lower cost network deployment of large scale sensor networks, RFID, IP in the car, to any imaginable scenario where networking adds value to commodity. IPv6 deployment is now in full swing with some countries achieving over 50% penetration such as Belgium. The US has some 95 Million users using IPv6 without even the users knowing it. Recently, Apple has required its apps developers to use IPv6 only for their apps starting from June 1st 2016, which is a great shot in the arm of IPv6.
There are many inflections happening this decade to influence the design of the first tangible IoT, 5G and Cloud Computing. It will be a combination of IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Big IoT Data, and 5G, to sift through to realizing the paradigm shift from current research-based work to advanced IoT, 5G, or simply Smart Cities. This talk will be devoted to analyze the transformative societal impact of IPv6 on the potential mix of IPv6-based networking, IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and 5G and its advanced features, highlighting the challenges and the solutions moving forward.
Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM (www.ipv6forum.com)
Chair, 5G World Alliance (http://www.5gworldalliance.org/ )
Chair, IEEE COMSOC IoT subCommittee (http://committees.comsoc.org/IoT)
Chair, IEEE COMSOC 5G subCommit http://committees.comsoc.org/5gmwi
Chair, ETSI IPv6 ISG (icl. 5G) (http://portal.etsi.org/tb.aspx?tbid=827&SubTB=827 )
Co-Chair, IEEE COMSOC SDN-NFV subCommittee
Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society - ISOC (www.isoc.org)
IPv6 Ready Logo Program Board (www.ipv6ready.org)
Research Fellow @ SnT - University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects
- Member of 3GPP PCG (Board) (www.3gpp.org)
- Member of 3GPP2 PCG (www.3gpp2.org)
- Member of UN Strategy Council GAID
- Member of the Future Internet Forum for Member States
- Board member of WSA http://www.wsis-award.org/index.wbp
- Co-Founder of ETSI AFI ISG