IPv6 Transition Deployment Status
draft-vf-v6ops-ipv6-deployment-00

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Authors Giuseppe Fioccola  , Paolo Volpato 
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V6OPS                                                        G. Fioccola
Internet-Draft                                                P. Volpato
Intended status: Informational                       Huawei Technologies
Expires: April 18, 2021                                 October 15, 2020

                   IPv6 Transition Deployment Status
                   draft-vf-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 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 RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  The global picture of IPv6  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  IPv6 connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Number of IPv6 users  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Web sites supporting IPv6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.4.  Regional Internet Registries' Allocations . . . . . . . .   6
     2.5.  Networks supporting IPv6  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   3.  Survey among Network Operators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  IPv6 deployments worldwide  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  IPv6 service design for Mobile, Fixed broadband and
           enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.1.1.  IPv6 introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.1.2.  IPv6-only service delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Considerations coming out of IPv6 deployments . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  IPv6 incentives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  Call for action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.1.  Transition choices  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       7.1.1.  Service providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       7.1.2.  Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.2.  Network Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     7.3.  Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       7.3.1.  IPv6 latency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       7.3.2.  IPv6 packet loss  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.4.  IPv6 security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       7.4.1.  Protocols security issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   9.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   11. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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