Hexago, the leading provider of IPv6 deployment solutions, today announced the launch of Gateway6 Mobile, an essential component for the seamless deployment of IPv6 in mobile networks. Gateway6 Mobile is designed to fulfill the emerging IP data needs of mobile networks by providing connectivity and interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6 networks, handsets, applications and services. Hexago will exhibit at GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in booth E08, this week in Macau.
"The ever increasing popularity of data services, IMS and the trend toward always-on mobile broadband are putting increasing pressure on the limited address space of IPv4," said Bruce Sinclair, Hexago CEO. "For mobile communications to grow and flourish the transition to IPv6 must occur. During the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 the two protocols will need to interoperate without disrupting current services. Hexago is pleased to bring to market the industry's first IP Gateway designed to provide seamless interoperability for mobile operators migrating to IPv6."
In conjunction with the launch of Gateway6 Mobile, Hexago has released a whitepaper, "Deploying IPv6 in Mobile Networks." This whitepaper, the first in a series addressing IPv6 in mobile networks, examines new network architectures to support the growth of the mobile Internet. It is available on Hexago's Web site at www.hexago.com.
Key features of Gateway6 Mobile include:
-- seamless transition to IPv6: an integral part of a cost-effective
-- a cost-effective dual-stack solution using existing 3G network
-- dual-stack connectivity over single PDP context for 3GPP networks,
-- transparent interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6 networks, handsets,
applications and services
-- Quality of Service (QoS) support, and
-- carrier grade for reliability and scalability to tens of thousands of
Gateway6 Mobile provides operators with a flexible managed IP tunneling mechanism combined with various translation methods. The IPv6 deployment functionalities of Gateway6 Mobile are packaged in a carrier grade platform, providing operators the expected availability, robustness, scalability and manageability to meet their stringent operating requirements.
One of the IPv6 deployment challenges in mobile networks is to provide IPv6 and IPv4 connectivity and services while optimizing bandwidth and frequency utilization. Gateway6 Mobile delivers dual-stack connectivity to mobile users without relying on channel intensive strategies, such as dual PDP contexts.
Hexago connects the world to the new Internet. As the global market leader in IPv6 deployment solutions, Hexago's products provide connectivity and interoperability between IPv4 and IPv6 networks, services, applications and devices, enabling the ubiquitous deployment of IPv6 over today's networks. Operator customers include AT&T, Chunghwa Telecom, France Telecom, KDDI, Korea Telecom, NTT, T-Systems, Teleglobe and Verizon Federal. U.S. government and government contractor customers include Air Force Communications Agency (AFCA), Army's Information Technology Agency (USAITA), BAE Systems, Boeing, Communications - Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Marine Corps, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and others. Manufacturer customers include Panasonic and NEC. Leading research customers include Surfnet, Ukerna, AARnet and Renater. For more information, visit: http://www.hexago.com/.