China to Work out IPv6 Commercial Operation Plan This Year
BEIJING, Apr 08, 2010 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX) --
China is expected to come up with a scheme for the commercial operation of the advanced IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) this year, said Liu Dong, a member of the expert team responsible for the country's next-generation Internet demonstration projects, at the Global IPv6-Next Generation Internet Summit yesterday.
The country is stepping up its efforts to work out a development strategy for the deployment of IPv6, said Zhang Feng, head of the communications development department under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), noting that the government has listed IPv6 as one of the key projects in the next-generation Internet era.
As warnings of an upcoming dry-up of IPv4 grow, more and more policymakers are turning to IPv6, a next-generation Internet Protocol designated as the successor to IPv4.
As the world's biggest Internet market, China is likely to need 34.5 billion IP addresses in the following five years, of which 1 billion from the mobile Internet, 10 billion from the Internet of things, and 500 million from the traditional Internet, predicted He Baohong, a researcher at the MIIT telecom research institute.
Source: www.cnstock.com (April 08, 2010)
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