Short Bytes: We have just completed the 20 years of the IPv6 launch. This standard was developed by IETF to replenish the drying pool of IP addresses and bring numerous performance improvements. However, the adoption numbers of the IPv6 protocol hasn’t been very encouraging.
As we celebrate the 20th birthday of the protocol, Belgium tops the charts with nearly 43 percent IPv6 adoption. The US is witnessing a fast growth with nearly 25 percent deployment. However, if we keep a few European countries aside, this enthusiasm isn’t seen in the rest countries on the map.
If you look at the per-country IPv6 adoption map below, there are few countries shaded in red. This means that IPv6 users in these nations experience a performance worse than IPv4 users.
Well, if we leave Africa aside, there’s no more IPv4 addresses available all around the world. With better performance promises, the IPv6 users are bound to increase in the next few years. Even though the IPv6 standard has been with us for two decades, the adoption rate has been poor.
It’s time to make the switch. Do it now.
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