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China's Big IPv6 Push and How It Affects Enterprises

Published: 23 July 2014

ID: G00264704

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch, Vincent Fu

Summary

Chinese government initiatives dealing with IPv4 exhaustion and smart city development are driving service provider IPv6 deployment. Opportunities exist for early IPv6 adopters, but network managers in China should expect to navigate inconsistently staged service migration.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Chinese directives pushing service providers to initiate migration will limit enterprise options for IPv6 services
  • Chinese smart city initiatives will provide new opportunities for network managers to instigate the early adoption of IPv6

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