STC

Report
Status of IPv6 Adoption in STC
STC, R&D
Dr.Furaih Alshaalan
CITC IPv6 Workshop
May 2011
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Industrial Development, R&D
Agenda
STC IPv6 Team Work Plan
Achievements
IPv6 Deployment Benchmark
Current Activities
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STC IPv6 Team Work Plan
(2009)
Network Capabilities
Network Assessment
Update technical specs to
include IPv6 requirements
Launch at least one IPv6 based
service as per CITC
requirements
IPv6 Awareness
(2010)
Service by Service Development
Benchmarking &
Studies for IPv6
Adoption
IPv6 Trials
Service by service
development plan
Verify ISP wholesale
model
IPv6 International
Peering
IPv6 Awareness
(2011)
Live Network Readiness
IPv6 DSL HSI Pilot
IPv6 3G mobile
broadband internet
service trial
Lab trial for the MOI
systems readiness for
IPv6 .
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IPv4 Post-depletion
Scenarios trials
Dual-stack VPN Service
trial
Industrial Development, R&D
Aachievements (1/4)
Network assessment conducted, including audit
of
•
•
•
•
Network Elements (HW/SW)
Management Systems
IPv4 Address (Private & Public)
Current / Future Services
Updated of all relevant technical specs to include
IPv6 requirements
• Hardware
• Management systems
• Applications
STC has Launched ISP national interconnection
based on IPv6 VPN
• Saudinet, Awalnet and CITC are exchanging IPv6 routs, we encourage other
ISP to be part of this connection
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Aachievements (2/4)
Established IPv6 International Peering
connection
• IPv6 International Peering of the STC IGW with a Tier-1 upstream provider
has been completed. The IPv6 address block assigned to Saudinet is now
advertised on the global IPv6 Internet routing tables
Verified STC’s ISP wholesale transport model is
dual-stack capable
• STC has verified that the current wholesale backbone transport model (for
user PPP sessions) used for carrying ISP traffic can also support IPv6
Internet traffic. Therefore ISPs will be able to offer their customers both IPv4
and IPv6 Internet services without any dependencies on STC to change its
PPP transport model
Conducted IPv6 DSL HSI (High Speed Internet)
Service PoC trials
• Proof of concept trials in the STC test lab have been conducted for the dualstack (IPv4 and IPv6) Internet service model
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IPv6 Aachievements (3/4)
Conducted IPv6 Mobile HSI Service PoC trials
• A proof-of-concept trial in the STC test lab have been
conducted for the IPv6 Internet service over the mobile
packet switched core
Benchmarks & Studies for IPv6
• Transition mechanisms adoptions by leading edge operators
benchmarking
• Overview of IPv4 & IPv6 Coexistence Proposals & Strategies
A Lab trial has been conducted with MOI
• STC has invited MOI to conduct trial in STC lab to test their
systems readiness for IPv6 .
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IPv6 Aachievements (4/4)
IPv6 Awareness
• More than 10 presentations / workshops were conducted to
STC depatments
• IPv6 migration plan presentation conducted on the CITC
2009 workshop
• IPv6 overview to MOI NIC
• Two presentations were conducted on CITC meetings
• Introduction to IPv6 were conducted to MOI
Completed 85% of the IPv6 DSL
HSI Pilot on the live network
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DSL HSI PoC Trial Conclusions
Element
Conclusion
STC
network
Ready
Saudinet
Ready
User
Dual-stack CPE is the recommended approach
MOI
MOI must be IPv6 ready before IPv6 Internet services launch
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Transition mechanisms adoptions by leading edge
operators
Internet
Service Acess
IETF Transition
Mechanism
Pilot Trial(s)
Service
Launch Time
Frame
Softbank
(Japan)
Fixed (DSL
and FTTH)
6RD + CGN
2009
2010
France Telecom
Orange
Fixed (DSL)
DS-Lite (inc. CGN)
2010
2011
Comcast (USA)
Fixed (Cable)
DS-Lite (inc. CGN)
2010
2011
Verizon
Fixed (FTTH)
Dual-Stack
2010
2011
AT&T
Fixed (DSL)
6RD + CGN
2011
2011
STC
Fixed (DSL)
Dual-Stack + CGN
2011
2012
Operator
DS = Dual-Stack; CG-NAT = Carrier=grade NAT;
6RD = IPv6 Rapid Deployment;
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DS-Lite = Dual-Stack Lite
CGN = Carrier Grade NAT
Industrial Development, R&D
Current Activities
• Pilot Dual-Stack DSL HSI
service in the live network
• NAT444 PoC trials (Fixed)
• NAT64 PoC trials (Mobile)
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