For more than ten years IPv6 has been a varyingly hot subject. At several occasions people in the business have believed that IPv6 will finally gain momentum, and spread throughout networks of the world.
This is, again, one of those occasions, and it is a legitimate question whether to take the cries seriously now, when the earlier cries have been crying wolf. There are several answers to this question.
One answer is that the addresses are in fact running out now.
Another answer is that IPv6 is increasingly usable, as operating systems and software to higher and higher degrees are designed to support IPv6.
When the world of telephony is starting to use IP to a somewhat ubiquitous extent, for example when IMS is reaching its full potential and roll-out, the need for addresses will rise dramatically and IPv4 will be an unwanted liability.
When you heard people talk about IPv6, what did they say?
-IPv6? Haha, do you really think we will ever see it?
-IPv6 will come in exactly seven years. It will always come in exactly seven years.
-IPv6? That’s more of a future thing that we’re not focusing on right now.
Let’s be clear: the future is here. IPv6 is a wave racing across the earth as you read this, and if you have already had training, why not try our IPv6 Refresh? The efficacy of all training is subject to timing, and knowledge not used is forgotten.