IPv6 is the abbreviation of "sixth edition of Internet Protocol", which is designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force and is used to replace the current Internet Protocol Fourth Edition (IPv4) for the next generation of Internet core protocols.
As one of the 5 largest Internet registries in the world, APEC is responsible for the allocation and management of IP addresses and related resources in the Asia Pacific region. The agency's registration service director Pan Guangliang, 22, said in the report that the IPv4 version of the internet protocol address has been distributed as a whole. As of December 2017, the 5 largest remaining IPv4 addresses in the world were less than one, and the most remaining African Internet information centers were only 0.76.
The IPv6 address allocation is thus entered into the "fast lane". According to the world's 5 largest regional Internet registry, as of December 2017, more than 90% of the member units in Latin America and the Caribbean have both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses, accounting for the highest in the world, while in the lowest proportion of Africa, about 43% of its member units have two addresses.
"The total amount of IPv6 addresses is just a drop in the sea, so we don't have to think about the use of the IPv6 address, and consider how to use it," Pan Guangliang said. At present, the top five countries with IPv6 address are the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.
Pan Guangliang predicts that a larger number of IP addresses will be allocated to China in the next few years. "In the future, China may have more IPv6 addresses than the United States".
2018 the global next-generation Internet Summit will be held from 21 to 22 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. More than 800 representatives from government departments, academic institutions, enterprises and Non-profit Organizations gather together to explore how to accelerate IPv6 deployment, improve the ecological chain and promote industrial upgrading in China and the world.