Wu Hequan, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, said at the briefing: "China is the country most in need of IPv6 and is also the first country in the world to launch IPv6 and next-generation Internet technology research and standards formulation."
Based on the current depletion of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses, IPv6 provides ample network address and ample room for innovation, making it the globally recognized next-generation Internet commerce application solution.
According to statistics, China's IPv4 address is 338.45 million, with an average of only 0.45 IPv4 addresses per fixed-line Internet user. The average US 6 Internet users have 4 IPv4 addresses.
In terms of IPv6, Wu Hequan considered China "catching up late in the morning and catching up late." By the end of 2016, China had over 20,000 applications for IPv6 addresses, accounting for half of the U.S. and ranking second only to the United States in the world. However, IPv6 addresses advertised by routers represent only 7.5% of the total number of IPv6 addresses that China has applied for and only 3% of IPv6 addressable routers carrying real traffic. China accounted for 66% of global IPv6 users in 2016, behind countries such as India and Vietnam.
On November 26, China's "Plan of Action for Promoting the Implementation of the Sixth Edition of Internet Protocol (IPv6) Plan" was released and proposed to build a next-generation Internet autonomous technology system and industrial ecology in 5-10 years to build the world's largest IPv6 commercial application The internet.
The plan of action also identifies the IPv6 time-to-market, for example, by 2018 IPv6 has 200 million active users and not less than 20% of Internet users.
"The United States has spent a year or two to reach 30% of IPv6 users. Although China currently has a relatively low proportion of IPv6 users, the paper sets forth requirements for commercial websites, government websites and telecom operators. Can not do it, "Wu Quan said.