Power Consumption of IPv6 vs IPv4 in Smartphone

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Authors Alexandre Petrescu  , Siwar Saïd  , Olivier Philippot  , Thomas Vincent 
Last updated 2017-09-14 (latest revision 2017-03-13)
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This draft documents preliminary results of measuring the power consumption of using IPv6 vs using IPv4 on typical applications on a smartphone. The smartphone is connected on a 4G cellular network with either an IPv6 connection, or with an IPv4 connection, but not both simultaneously. The preliminary results expose a roughly 5% increase in power consumption on IPv6. More experiments are planned as future work that may confirm or infirm these figures.


Alexandre Petrescu (alexandre.petrescu@cea.fr)
Siwar Saïd (siwar.benhadjsaid@cea.fr )
Olivier Philippot (ophilippot@greenspector.com )
Thomas Vincent (tvincent@greenspector.com )

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)