June 5, 2013 – Nabil Bukhalid, President ISOC Lebanon
One year after WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH DAY the number of IPv6 connected Internet users doubled and major network providers and web companies offer IPv6 as a standard service.
“The year since World IPv6 Launch began has cemented what we know will be an increasing reality on the Internet: IPv6 is ready for business,” said Leslie Daigle, the Internet Society’s Chief Internet Technology Officer. “Forward-looking network operators are successfully using IPv6 to reduce their dependency on expensive, complex network address translation systems (CGNs) to deal with a shortage of IPv4 addresses. Leaders of organizations that aspire to reach all Internet users must accelerate their IPv6 deployment plans now, or lose an important competitive edge.”
For those not familiar with IPv6, it’s the next generation Internet address numbering set to replace the current IPv4. With the incredible growth of internet connected devices like smartphones, tablets, etc., we’re quickly running out of available IPv4 addresses. IPv6 provides more than 340 trillion, trillion, trillion addresses, will connect the billions of people not connected today and will help ensure the Internet can continue its current growth rate indefinitely. Read the rest of this entry →