IPv6 | Overview and Features

The next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) can generate a virtually unlimited number of IP addresses in order to cope with explosive growth in Internet use.

The next-generation IP

The next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) can generate a virtually unlimited number of
IP addresses in order to cope with explosive growth in Internet use.

New Internet protocol

After explosive growth and the sheer number of devices accessing the web, more devices accessing the Internet means more addresses need to be made available.

In the main, IP addresses are provided according to the IPv4 standard, which can only generate a limited number – 232 or about 4.3 billion. These will soon run out, so IPv6 has been introduced to provide a virtually unlimited number – 3.4 x 1038 or about 2128 – addresses.

IPv4 address
219.102.1.2

IPv6 address
2404:c800:c206:a1:bf22:ae98:9:8

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THE FIRST HONG KONG
BROADBAND PROVIDER TO OFFER IPv6

The number of cloud applications being created is increasing, as the Internet of Things (IoT) concept gathers pace, and NETVIGATOR is addressing the issue by becoming the first home broadband service provtider to offer IPv6 to Fiber-to-the-Home customers in Hong Kong. This will assist development of new products and services for the IoT.