An organization with an IPv4 network can deploy a Cisco Unified Border Element on the boundary to connect with the service provider's IPv6 network (see the figure below).
|Figure 2 ||Cisco Unified Border Element Interoperating IPv4 Networks with IPv6 Service Provider |
A Cisco Unified Border Element can interoperate between H.323/SIP IPv4 and SIP IPv6 networks in media flow-through mode. In media flow-through mode, both signaling and media flows through the Cisco Unified Border Element, and the Cisco Unified Border Element performs both signaling and media interoperation between H.323/SIP IPv4 and SIP IPv6 networks (see the figure below).
|Figure 3 ||IPv4 to IPv6 Media Interoperating Through Cisco IOS MTP |
The Cisco Unified Border Element feature adds IPv6 capability to existing VoIP features. This feature adds dual-stack support on voice gateways and MTP, IPv6 support for SIP trunks, and SCCP-controlled analog voice gateways. In addition, the SBC functionality of connecting SIP IPv4 or H.323 IPv4 network to a SIP IPv6 network is implemented on an Cisco Unified Border Element to facilitate migration from VoIPv4 to VoIPv6.