Workshop 120 : Economic & Technical Considerations
EU Commission research was presented with some important facts like 70% have indicated a lack of business needs for migration to IPV-6. The research has presented the global reality. Is NAT being considered an option? The answer which came out was that this will be a reality for a period of time in transition to complete IPV6.
However there are some economic reasons for the slow transition from IPV-4 to IPV-6.
- IPV-4 addresses are still cheaper than IPV6
- The revenue side of the IPV-6 is still not being seen by service providers because of the lack of demand forecasts.