Absolutely, to get unique IP end to end, IPv6 is necessary. Even so, there might be transition from one IP network to anther which will require Mobile IP and, potentially, SIP infrastructure to deal with. For IPv4, IP end-to-end can be achieved through NAT and private IP addresses. My smartphone is currently getting private IPv4 address. NAT will certainly happen somewhere.
If SIP is used to do call establishment, most of the challenges will be handled through IP layer. Potentially, the network architecture can get around from using Mobile IP. Yet, I believe with full support of mobile IP in the voice network and in the LTE network will be ideal.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.