Design and Development of Hybrid IPv4 & IPv6 Network for QoS Enabled Video Streaming Multicast Application

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Amir Qayyum


In the IP networking scenario, the world is gradually moving toward the next generation of IP, i.e., IPv6. Co-existence model of IPv6 and IPv4 are envisioned for the near future and many countries and communities have started adopting this model. In Pakistan too, the initial efforts of IPv6 deployment are started with the introduction of nation-wide IPv6 backbone project named 6Core. The project also leverages any external entity, having Internet connectivity, to be part of this Core. This project will be designed and developed to provide support of multicast, QoS (through v6 flow labels, etc.) and IPv6 to IPv4 tunneling. Hence, the key research areas of this project will be identified as theIPv6 multicast, v6 to v4 tunneling and IPv6 QoS. In order to enhance the benefits of this project, the design documents related to the multicast video streaming application, source code of the application, documents describing the IPv6 test-bed architecture and other information sources will be made available to public, and specially to the telecom sector and other academic institutions. The source code of the applications will be available under GNU public license.

Start Date 01-Mar-2013

Duration 20 months

Budget PKR 14.2 million

Status  Project in Inclosure Process

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Thematic Area  Telecommunication

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