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Global organisations prioritise IPv6 adoption

Anuradha Shukla | June 7, 2012
BT survey states the Internet’s new addressing system is gathering pace.

Global organisations are prioritising IPv6 adoption, according to The 2012 BT Diamond IP IPv6 Industry Survey.

Findings of the survey indicate increased use of the Internet's new addressing system usage with 13 percent of organisations having already rolled out IPv6 across all or part of their networks.

About 44 percent of respondents plan to roll out IPv6 within two years, according to the BT survey, which collected responses from IT and operations professionals across the world.

This increased adoption is driven due to an ever expanding Internet and a rapid depletion in IPv4 addresses.

"We have been surveying IPv6 deployment over the last seven years now. This year's results show a dramatic progression in the adoption of the new standard, with a majority of global organisations seeing it as a priority," said Tim Rooney, BT Diamond IP product management director, BT Global Services.

Broader adoption in future

BT forecasts a broader adoption of IPv6 in future as 55 percent of respondents agreed that IPv6 is required for deployment across their entire network instead of having it on just a portion of their estate.

However, 22 percent said a stronger business case needs to be created to demonstrate sufficient return on investment.

About 60 percent of respondents agreed that IPv6 technology is now sufficiently mature to move ahead.

"The move to IPv6 is here, and BT is investing to support its own transition. We are also ideally placed to help our customers move to IPv6 with our Diamond IP products and services," added Rooney.

Diamond IP is part of the BT Connect portfolio, BT's portfolio of intelligent network services. BT took part in IPv6 Launch yesterday 6 June 2012 by discussing the results of the 2012 BT Diamond IP IPv6 Industry Survey.

The company also provided recommendations from experts on how to address key issues in the move to IPv6.


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