Recently, Gansu Mobile has issued 7 tender notices for IPv6 renovation projects of different projects. In the industry view, this is the domestic IPv6 upgrading work is speeding up performance.
From these announcements, Gansu Mobile mainly upgrades IPv6 in information security system, IP dedicated bearer network, business technology support, CMNET provincial network and metropolitan area network, etc. Now it has cooperated with Xinhua III, ZTE, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia Bell, Ruijie Network and other companies.
The scale deployment of IPv6 is the inevitable trend of the development of Internet information technology and the upgrading of the Internet. Previously, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a circular, focusing on the deployment of IPv6 in 2018 deployment of specific objectives, task arrangements and safeguards, but also to the three major operators allocated specific IPv6 user indicators. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology requires China Telecom to have no fewer than 10 million users, China Mobile to have no fewer than 30 million users and China Unicom to have no fewer than 10 million users.
At present, the three major telecom operators, various government websites nationwide, state-owned enterprises, traditional media, Top50 commercial websites and applications, as well as cloud and CDN service providers have responded.
By the end of July, the three operators had completed the IPv6 transformation of five Internet backbone direct links in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou and Chengdu, and are accelerating the promotion of IPv6. This year, the proportion of IPv6 users in China has risen from 0.3% to 5%.
As an important part of IPv6 scale deployment, the transformation of application infrastructure IPv6 is also a top priority. In terms of IPv6 transformation of content distribution network, the domestic CDN leading network technology has also made great progress.
Li Dong, vice president of NetSuite Technologies, said his CDN products now support IPv6 and offer exclusive one-stop solution for full-link IPv6 to help customers quickly cover IPv6 users and achieve a smooth transition of applications, services and data in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. The solution can cover all IPv6 requirements scenarios and achieve flexible resource expansion. In addition, the network hosting can ensure the best quality of IPv6 full-link access through the dual-protocol stack transformation of the internal all-platform equipment.
Some experts pointed out that promoting the large-scale deployment of IPv6 is a huge and arduous system engineering. Enterprises in various links of the industrial chain should not only perform their duties and shoulder their responsibilities, but also strengthen cooperation and form joint efforts. As the main force, the layout of the three major operators and Internet enterprises has become a key link in promoting the large-scale deployment of IPv6 in China.
From another point of view, the comprehensive deployment of IPv6 has brought huge market space to the industry. With the gradual expansion of upgrading, hardware vendors, cloud and CDN service providers, network security service providers in the field of data communications will benefit.
Li Dong believes that IPv6 is becoming the core protocol of the new generation of Internet, and is now entering the stage of accelerated popularization, which will effectively stimulate the demand of all aspects of the industrial chain, and will also bring a broader market space for the CDN industry.