Three of the best: IPv6

By on 24 Dec 2020

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As 2020 draws to a close, the APNIC Blog will feature a series called ‘Three of the best’, highlighting the most popular posts from the past 12 months.

In December 2020, global IPv6 adoption passed 28% as more networks continued to deploy IPv6. A common trend across the region involved large jumps in IPv6 deployment in 2019, with 2020 consolidating and increasing that level of IPv6 capability, seen in economies such as Sri LankaTaiwan, and Viet Nam. In the case of Myanmar, the large gains in IPv6 deployment of 2019 continued across 2020. Thailand also continued to steadily increase its IPv6 adoption, passing one-third IPv6 capability in 2020.

Learn more about successful IPv6 deployments in the region.

Here are the top three posts about IPv6 in 2020:

  1. Getting IPv6 addressing right — Unique Local Unicast Addresses (ULAs) are not an IPv6 equivalent of IPv4’s RFC 1918 private addresses, but many people treat them the same and this causes problems.
  2. IPv4, IPv6 and a sudden change in attitude — IPv4 evolved over time, but IPv6 was a specific solution to a specific problem. Analysing this difference by reviewing Postel’s Law provides some handy lessons in the problems of IPv6.
  3. Mytel launches IPv6 in Myanmar — Myanmar’s Internet sector has boomed over the last decade, and it made sense for ISP, Mytel, to adopt IPv6 right from the beginning.

What’s your organization’s plan for deploying IPv6 in 2021?

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