IPv6 Deployment Status

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (v6ops WG)
Authors Giuseppe Fioccola  , Paolo Volpato  , Nalini Elkins  , Sebastien Lourdez 
Last updated 2021-04-06 (latest revision 2021-02-22)
Replaced by draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-deployment
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream WG state Candidate for WG Adoption
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-deployment
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


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.


Giuseppe Fioccola (giuseppe.fioccola@huawei.com)
Paolo Volpato (paolo.volpato@huawei.com)
Nalini Elkins (nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com)
Sebastien Lourdez (sebastien.lourdez@post.lu)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)