Solution Briefs

Transition from IPv4 to All-IPv6 Networks Transparently and with the Lowest TCO

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Unprecedented growth in mobile devices and subscribers in the recent years has caused service providers to make significant investments in infrastructure to support rapid data traffic growth and offer new services. This has contributed to the exhaustion of the IPv4 address space and the depletion of IPv4 addresses is a now a reality. On February 3, 2011, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated the last five remaining "/8"s of IPv4 address space to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). As of April 2014, ARINs (American Registry for Internet Numbers) countdown plan has moved to the final phase and ARIN may not be able to fulfill new IPv4 allocation requests. On the other hand, digital content and Internet traffic is growing exponentially and the emerging trend of the Internet of Things is causing the number of connected devices to cross 20 billion by the end of this decade, increasing the demand for even more IP addresses. In order to sustain the current business and prepare for long-term growth, migrating to IPv6 has become inevitable for service providers...