On September 7th, 2015 Global IPv6 & Next Generation Internet Summit (www.conference.cn/ipv6/2015/en) will be held in the Presidential Hotel Beijing. With 14 previous sessions, the conference, as an authoritative internet platform, will be co-hosted by the Global IPv6 forum and BII Group, and has won the support from IAB, ICANN, APNIC, IETF, IEEE, 5G World Alliance, ETSI, and ONF.
Since the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses announced by ICANN in 2011, the IPv6 commercial deployment is gradually under way. With several years of progress in deployment, it is expected that we will fully usher in the IPv6 era. As the important driving force in pressing ahead the next generation internet commercial deployment, carriers’ IPv6 deployment has been widely focused. At present, China’s troika carriers, though they have different focal points, have enhanced their devotion into IPv6 next generation internet deployment, with positive fruition coming into being. At the IPv6 conference to be held on September 7th, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom will get together again at the conference to share their understanding and insight of the burning issues in the industry. At the critical turning point of IPv6 explosion, all carriers’ deployment and on-site sharing well deserve your attention.
Prediction of highlight 1: upon the release of many policies, how will carrier deployment proceed?
Recent years, China has released many policies, such as Opinions on 12th five-year plan development of next generation internet, Opinions on full implementation of the deployment of IPv6 in LTE network, etc. to accelerate the progress of our next generation internet in China. On the national level, China’s big three carriers are on the fast track of progressing their deployment. At the summit in 2014, Mr. Chen Jiachun, vice-director of office of development of MIIT said, during his introduction to the progress of next generation internet in China, that China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom have improved 146 metropolitan area networks, and have upgraded 126 datacenters. One year has passed, and what is the status quo of the IPv6 deployment? This will become the burning issue that will attract public and professional attention.
Prediction of highlight 2: Internet+ at the doorstep, how does IPv6 enable internet of everything?
Since the beginning of this year when the Internet+ was released, internet of everything has become the trending development and an important burgeoning sprout of economic growth. With the fast progressing of the internet of things, the number of devices that needs access to internet is hiking several folds or even tenfold, which inflames the problem of shortage of IP addresses. IPv6, laureate as the one “that can locate each grain of sands in the world with an address”, can lay the foundation to provide sufficient space for the internet+, and equip the location with uniqueness to realize “one thing, one address”.
In the environment of internet+ and furious development of internet of things, the support given by IPv6 to social industries will surely become the gravitation of the discussion of this IPv6 summit. What role will the carriers play in the process? How will they ride the wave of internet+ and IPv6 to deploy industries? All of these will evoke industrial discussion.
Prediction of highlight 3: The state pressing ahead the faster access on lower cost, will IPv6 become the ace that settles the game?
Incited by the emotion vented by Premier Li Keqiang that “the data rate is too high”, the universal topic of faster access on lower cost seems to have inspired people by hope. During the interview, Fu Chengpeng, the chief scientist of China Unicom, said that in the current network environment, the landscape of IPv4 interests have been formed, with difficulties burden on our shoulders to lower the cost, which is easily available by IPv6. Whether IPv6 will be the very way to skin the cat will be left for us to explore at the IPv6 conference.
Prediction of highlight 4: What deadlock does the mass deployment of IPv6 face?
At the IPv6 summit of 2014, Ms Zhao Huiling, chief engineer of Beijing Institute of China Telecom Cloud Computing Center, said that there are three challenges—i.e. at least 20 billion RMB invested in upgrading the devices on the whole network, low support of end-devices and low penetration into users, and lack of motivation by ISP to enable transition into IPv6. Up till now, are the challenges still there? What are the most critical impasses that hinder us? We are expecting the voice from the carriers.
As an authoritative conference of IPv6 and the next generation internet, each session of IPv6 attracts many experts from international carriers and the industry at home. It is learnt that at this summit, on top of China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile, NTT from Japan, AT&T from the U.S., Orange from France, and Chunghwa Telecom from Taiwan, China will send their representatives to the conference to introduce the IPv6 development of all places, and discuss with the troika carriers from China the future development of the industry to jointly propel the commercial deployment of IPv6. The application for the summit is well underway. Please refer to www.conference.cn/ipv6/2015/en.