On January 7, 2019, Tencent Cloud announced its strategy of promoting IPv6 ecologically. China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom coefficient presence support.
To this end, Tencent Yun Vice President Chen Ping raised a small goal at the meeting: 2019,Tencent will become one of the most IPv6 users in the world.
At present, Tencent Networks, Tencent Games, Tencent Video, QQ Browser and other core products of Tencent have fully supported IPv6 online, and two major applications of Weixin and QQ are about to complete IPv6 technology upgrade.
IPv6 Intelligent Alliance Upgrading Scheme Releases Tencent's All-Ecology Promotion IPv6 Strategy
At the meeting, Chen Ping, Vice President of Tencent Cloud, said that the lack of IPv4 seriously restricted the development of Internet in China. IPv6, as the core element of industrial Internet, will actively embrace IPv6 in Tencent's whole ecosystem, and will continue to open up IPv6 technology to accumulate in industrial ecology.
IPv6 has always been a topic of concern to the industry, and Tencent Cloud has been working hard in recent years.
According to Chen Ping, vice president of Tencent Cloud, Tencent has set up IPv6 working group since 2010, which has been tested in QQ, Weixin and Wang Zhenghong. IPv6 technology reserve has a solid foundation and has become a real IPv6 application for external services.
In 2011, www.qqq.com Ipv6 was launched, QQ Space IPv6 was launched in 2013, Tencent Open Platform IPv6 was launched in 2014, IPv6 network architecture was completely new designed in 2016, some products of Tencent Cloud IPv6 were launched in November 2018, and Tencent Video/Wechat/Music IPv6 architecture began to fully access IPv6 users in December 2018.
Data show that Tencent ranks first in the monitoring of TOP 50 commercial website and IPv6 application by Netcom Office. The results show that Tencent, Tencent games, QQ browsers and Tencent videos all support IPv6. In 2019, with the completion of IPv6 technology upgrade by Wechat and QQ, Tencent will become one of the enterprises with the largest number of IPv6 users in the world.
Lei Feng learned that at present, Tencent Cloud has completed IPv6 transformation of its backbone network in 51 usable areas open in 25 regions worldwide, and IPv6 docking of core public network exports such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. In addition, the scheme has covered seven major vertical industries and more than 50 subdivisions, and has cultivated more than 200 specific business scenarios for digital purposes. Guangdong, Mushroom Street, B Station, Zhihu, Sogou and other government and Internet industry customers provide IPv6 upgrade services.
As early as November 26, 2017, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the Action Plan for Promoting the Scale Deployment of the Sixth Edition of Internet Protocol (IPv6), and issued a notice requiring China to build the largest IPv6 commercial network in the world in 5-10 years, thus significantly improving the carrying capacity and service level of the Internet in China.
Since then, telecom operators and Internet giants have announced their IPv6-oriented promotion plans in 2018/2019.
Lei Feng learned that thanks to the efforts of basic telecom operators, the IPv6 vertical and horizontal network across the country has been basically in place, and the five key Internet connection points in the country have completed IPv6 upgrading and interconnection. As of October 2018, the number of LTE IPv6 users in China has reached 770 million. There are 840 million broadband subscribers in China, of which 340 million have access to IPv6 network.
Chen Ping pointed out that IPv6 will be more conducive to the development of AI, cloud computing and big data.
For a long time, IPv4 still occupies a dominant position in Internet traffic (of course, the core technology belongs to the United States), and the use of IPv6 is growing slowly.After all, there are 13 root servers in the world, and the United States has 10.
More obviously, as of January 2018, the number of Internet users worldwide had reached 4.021 billion, and IPv4 could only provide about 4.29 billion IP locations. Among them, North America accounts for 3/4, about 3 billion, while Asia, with the largest population, has less than 400 million, and China has only 30 million. The insufficient network address seriously restricts the application and development of Internet in China and other countries.
The scale deployment of IPv6 will be a comprehensive upgrade of the Internet technology industry ecology in China. It will profoundly affect the innovation and change of network information technology, industry and application, and promote the rapid development of mobile Internet, Internet of Things, industrial Internet, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and other emerging areas.
Previously, the Plan of Action for Promoting the Scale Deployment of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) required that the upgrade of typical applications be the focus in the early stage of IPv6 transformation. Promote a large number of users, a wide range of services portal, social, video, e-commerce, search, games, application stores and online applications and other network services and applications to fully support IPv6. Of course, Wechat, QQ, Tencent videos are among them.
At present, the main work of promoting Ipv6 in our country is as follows: implementing end-to-end Ipv6 transformation of LTE network; speeding up the transformation of fixed network infrastructure Ipv6; promoting the transformation of application infrastructure network; carrying out network application of government website network transformation and industrial Internet; strengthening network security work; and implementing supporting safeguards.
At the meeting, Tian Hui, Director of the Internet Center of the Chinese Academy of Communications and Communications, pointed out that at the end of 2018, the number of LTE IPv6 users reached 770 million, which is not a matter of overnight, but an inevitable trend of social development. Promoting the large-scale deployment of IPv6 is a huge and arduous system engineering.
Xie Chongchong, chief expert of Ipv6 of China Telecom Research Institute and director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Telecom Network Technology Based on Ipv6, said that the reason why operators have made efforts to reform Ipv6 in the past two years is not the pressure caused by the repeated supervision of the state, but the real realization of the value of Ipv6 for the development of the Internet, including the active access of China Telecom to the international track. They are all for the sake of complete transformation earlier.
Duan Xiaodong, president of the Institute of Network and IT Technology of China Mobile Communications Research Institute, believes that the scale of IPv6 transformation in 2018 has been opened, which is crucial to the Internet and will become a milestone in the future development of the Internet.