THE CO-EXISTENCE OF IPV6 AND IPV4 IN THE U.S.A

2005 Issues in Information Systems  
There is speculation that by the year 2010 all IPv4 Internet addresses will be used up. By then, Asia and Europe plan to be using the new IPv6 Internet addresses. The computer industry literature indicates that the U.S.A. is lagging behind with the implementation of IPv6. Although there is not a shortage with IPv4 addresses in the U.S.A., new technologies will cause such a shortage. Such technologies are mobile phones, wireless communications, voice/video transmissions, and connecting household
more » ... appliances to the Internet. While IPv4 was design to handle text data, IPv6 is better suited to handle voice/video data and mobile nodes. These new technical demands will require the implementation of IPv6 in the U.S.A. However, there will still be a tendency to use IPv4 in the U.S.A., especially for web pages and e-mail. Through the use of tunneling and translation of IP addresses, IPv6 will co-exist with IPv4. Total conversion to IPv6 in the U.S.A. will be several years after 2010.
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2005_352-357 fatcat:v4bozqhvabfmnexlpod4ib3hme