IPv6 Overview: Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)

1 Day / 2 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 2

Course Code: IP1501

Course Summary

This one-day course based on real-life deployments provides a brief look at IPv6 and in particular how this will apply to telecommunications markets from the User Equipment up through the Service Providers networks and out into the internet.

All the essential topics, such as IPv6’s new addressing and packet formats; the variety of ways that IP addresses can be allocated to devices and the relevant standards bodies are covered, however, we also look at the new IPv6 messages and ICMPv6 in particular. The course ends with a review of the deployment and transition states that IPv4 and IPv6 networks are likely to evolve.

Who would benefit

This course is suitable for all engineering and technical management staff that needs an overview of IPv6 and covers requirements for both fixed and mobile networks.


No specific prerequisites are needed although an understating of IPv4 and its related protocol ecosystem (TCP; UDP; etc.) would be of benefit.

Topic Areas Include

  • Need for IPv6

  • IPv4 problems and workarounds

  • Driving change in the Internet

  • IPv6 specifications and standards

  • IPv6 packet structure

  • Minimum node configuration

  • Overview of IPv6 functionality

  • IPv6 packet transmission

  • IPv6 QoS

  • IPv6 routing protocols

  • IPv6 security features

  • Adoption of IPv6 in the backbone

  • IPv6 and 3GPP

  • LTE PDN connection IP address allocation

  • IPv6 and the Internet

  • Further developments