The next generation in IP networking
IPv6 is, by far, one of the most important and significant technology and network upgrades in the communication history.
Enterprises rely on Internet Protocol (IP) addressing to connect and communicate, and support business continuity, expansion, and innovation. But today, in all regions of the planet, the pool of IPv4 addresses is fast becoming exhausted. With the explosion of mobile devices – especially with the prominence of machine-to-machine embed connectivity in literally everything – unique IP addresses are becoming a scarce resource. The implications are many.
With business strategies inseparable from technology, it’s hard to find a company that is not highly dependent on its network. This makes the migration from the old standard, IPv4, to the new standard, IPv6, a broad issue. Although the IPv6 standard has existed for decades, we’re at a point of finally having to take the issue seriously.
So the world is turning to IPv6, which affords virtually unlimited address space. IPv6 also opens the door to new business and technology opportunities through features and functions not offered by IPv4, such as:
- Higher performance
- Enhanced mobility
- Automated management
- Built-in multicasting for multimedia applications
- Tightened security
- Simplified administration
Challenges of not moving on IPv6
More and more of your customers or partners are already operating in an IPv6 world. If you don’t move ahead with IPv6, you’ll soon be unable to reach—or be reached by—them. You could be shut out of potentially high-growth markets that are captured by IPv6-ready competitors.
Besides business considerations, security is another good reason for making the move to IPv6.
Without a well-designed IPv6 game plan, you’re liable to be caught in a perfect storm of technology, security, and business issues.
IPv6 makes feasible the new conception of extending Internet to Everything. IPv6 spreads the addressing space in order to support all the emerging Internet-enabled devices. In addition, IPv6 has been designed to provide secure communications to users and mobility for all devices attached to the user; thereby users can always be connected. IPv6 responds to issues of connectivity, reliability, security and mobility of the Internet of Everything. Besides allowing more addressing possibilities, IPv6 has been designed to reach an interoperable, trustable, mobile, distributed, valuable, and powerful enabler for emerging applications such as Smarter Cities, Human Dynamics, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Grid, Green Networks, Intelligent Transport Systems, and ubiquitous healthcare.
Emtel is an IPv6-Ready Telcommunications Service Provider that can help you on your IPv6 migration journey. We support IPv6 across all our services, and we offer standard-based transition mechanisms and strategies to allow IPv6-based platforms to interoperate with IPv4.
With Emtel as your partner, you benefit from a proven IPv6 migration methodology and a team of experienced consultants.