IPv6 Deployment Status
draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-deployment-00

Document Type Active Internet-Draft (v6ops WG)
Authors Giuseppe Fioccola  , Paolo Volpato  , Nalini Elkins  , Gyan Mishra  , Chongfeng Xie 
Last updated 2021-04-08 (latest revision 2021-04-07)
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V6OPS                                                        G. Fioccola
Internet-Draft                                                P. Volpato
Intended status: Informational                       Huawei Technologies
Expires: October 9, 2021                                       N. Elkins
                                                         Inside Products
                                                               G. Mishra
                                                            Verizon Inc.
                                                                  C. Xie
                                                           China Telecom
                                                           April 7, 2021

                         IPv6 Deployment Status
                  draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-deployment-00

Abstract

   Looking globally, IPv6 is growing faster than IPv4 and this means
   that the collective wisdom of the networking industry has selected
   IPv6 for the future.  This document provides an overview of IPv6
   transition deployment status and a view on how the transition to IPv6
   is progressing among network operators and enterprises that are
   introducing IPv6 or have already adopted an IPv6-only solution.  It
   also aims to analyze the transition challenges and therefore
   encourage actions and more investigations on some areas that are
   still under discussion.  The overall IPv6 incentives are also
   examined.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14 [RFC2119]
   [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all capitals, as shown
   here.

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Fioccola, et al.         Expires October 9, 2021                [Page 1]
Internet-Draft                                                April 2021

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  IPv4 Adress Exhaustion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  The global picture of IPv6  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  IPv6 users  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  IPv6 allocations and networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Survey among Network Operators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Considerations for Enterprises  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Observations on Content and Cloud Service Providers . . . . .   8
   7.  Industrial Internet application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  IPv6 deployments worldwide  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.1.  IPv6 service design for Mobile, Fixed broadband and
           enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       8.1.1.  IPv6 introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       8.1.2.  IPv6-only service delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  Findings of the IPv6 Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   10. IPv6 incentives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   11. Call for action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     11.1.  Transition choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       11.1.1.  Service providers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       11.1.2.  Enterprises  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       11.1.3.  Cloud and Data Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       11.1.4.  Industrial Internet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       11.1.5.  Government and Regulators  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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