Global IPv6 Summit 2018 was held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province from May 21st to 22nd. Industrial elites from all over the world came together to discuss about the balanced development of global next-generation Internet and China’s opportunities and challenges. With rich practical experience over ten years for Digital China (000034.SZ), Mr. Guo Wei, the Chairman and President of Digital China, was invited to attend the summit and made a keynote speech; Mr. Ye Haiqiang, the Vice President of Digital China and Mr. Xiang Yangzhao, CTO of Yunke China Information Technology Limited, were also invited.
Global informatization goes into “expressway”, Chinese IPv6 industry embraces golden opportunities
Currently, Internet has become an important information infrastructure which has a close connection with national economy and social development as well as global political, economic and safety patterns. With quick development of information technology such as cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, the quantity demanded of global IP addresses increases largely; however, the problems such as shortage of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addresses and unstable service quality are more and more serious as well. Therefore, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), which may provide sufficient network addresses and wide innovation space, is considered to be a good solution for commercial application of next-generation Internet.
It is reported that the number of deployed IPv6 addresses in U.S.A, German, Belgium and India has approximated to or exceed 30%; in the next 5-10 years, the users and flow of IPv6 in the world will increase exponentially and exceed that of IPv4 in 2021 expectedly. Latif Ladid, the chairman of Global IPv6 Forum, claimed that more and more enterprises and Internet users have adopted IPv6. “The number of IPv6 users in China is near 250 million”.
In the Action Plan for Implementing Scale Deployment of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) printed and issued by General Office of the CPC Central Committee and General Office of the State Council in November, 2017, it is proposed that China will spend 5 to 10 years in forming independent technology system and industrial ecology for next- generation Internet, to realize deep integration and application of next- generation Internet in various fields. Under the joint promotion by accelerated global informatization and domestic policies, Chinese IPv6 industry embraces golden opportunities.
Digital China, with its subsidiary DCN as the carrier, began to carry out research in IPv6 field and product R&D in 2002. In 2004, Digital China launched IPv6switch. In 2005, all of switches of DCN, Digital China passed certification of IPv6 Ready. In 2008, network products of DCN, Digital China passed enhanced certification of IPv6 Ready and test of DHCPv6 IPv6 SNMP.
By virtue of the technical, product and practical advantages in IPv6 field, DCN has participated into many important projects for over ten years. In CNGI Customer Premises Network (CPN) Project in 2007, DCN contracted to build 30% of node construction including 4 core nodes such as Tsinghua University and continued to build 30% CPN in CNGI CPN Project Phase II. In 2011, Digital China contracted to build 30% of institutions’ networks in Next-generation Internet Project of Chinese Academy of Science. Meanwhile, DCN, Digital China has successfully provided product and technical services for over 20 universities and colleges including Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Wuhan University and South China University of Technology.
“From computable network to network’s computability, the demand for IPv6 is more and more from informatization development”, said by Mr. Guo Wei, the President of Digital China, he also indicated that Digital China, which has conducted research in IPv6 field for many years, will make efforts to realize the transformation from a traditional IT companyto a DT companyin the next Internet era.