IPv6 Premium Internet Access
CBCcom has enabled IPv6 support for its Premium Internet Access in China. Enabling IPv6 connectivity with the Global IPv6 Network. along with providing the same high network quality as its IPv4 Premium Internet Access.
Mostly importantly, IPv6 is designed to overcome the limitations of IPv4. Consider China, the 2nd most populated country on the planet with a population of 1.4bn and over 1bn active daily internet users. Ironically only 5% of the world public IP address (215m), had been allocated to China, basically its public IPv4 address had been exhausted, therefore it is impossible to allocated a public IPv4 address to every mobile devices and cloud computing host. (For example, IPv4 can only create a maximum of 4 billion nodes on the Internet, but the address space of IPv6 has been expanded from 32 bit to 128 bit, making it possible to create 4.3 billion to the power of four combinations. This number would enable all computers around the world to connect to the Internet, making it ideal for IoT deployment and the ability allocated public IP address to every host in a country such as China.)
The Importance of IPv6 and the Internet of Things
Analysts predict that there will be 30 billion connected “things” by 2020, yet the IPv4 address space only accommodates 4 billion and change. Even with network address translation (NAT) and private address space, the IoT’s appetite for addresses will overcome IPv4’s ability to sate it.
High Security Features and simplify deployment of IPsec in China
IPsec is provided as an optional security feature in IPv4, but in IPv6, it is standard. The mandatory inclusion of IP Security (IPsec) in the IPv6 protocol, makes it fundamentally more secure than the older IPv4 standard. Making it simpler to deploy IPSec VPN between China and rest of world
Nevertheless, it's been great to see China commercial NSP making good progress in the adoption of IPv6 as a next-generation protocol for Internet networking.