IPv6 Deployment Status
draft-vf-v6ops-ipv6-deployment-01

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Authors Giuseppe Fioccola  , Paolo Volpato  , Nalini Elkins  , Sebastien Lourdez 
Last updated 2020-11-02
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V6OPS                                                        G. Fioccola
Internet-Draft                                                P. Volpato
Intended status: Informational                       Huawei Technologies
Expires: May 6, 2021                                           N. Elkins
                                                         Inside Products
                                                              S. Lourdez
                                                         Post Luxembourg
                                                        November 2, 2020

                         IPv6 Deployment Status
                   draft-vf-v6ops-ipv6-deployment-01

Abstract

   Looking globally, IPv6 is growing faster than IPv4 and this means
   that the collective wisdom of the networking industry has selected
   IPv6 for the future.  This document provides an overview of IPv6
   transition deployment status and a view on how the transition to IPv6
   is progressing among network operators that are introducing IPv6 or
   have already adopted an IPv6-only solution.  It also aims to analyze
   the transition challenges and therefore encourage actions and more
   investigations on some areas that are still under discussion.  The
   overall IPv6 incentives are also examined.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  The global picture of IPv6  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  IPv6 users  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  IPv6 allocations and networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Survey among Network Operators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Considerations for Enterprises  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  IPv6 deployments worldwide  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     5.1.  IPv6 service design for Mobile, Fixed broadband and
           enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.1.1.  IPv6 introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       5.1.2.  IPv6-only service delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Findings of the IPv6 Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  IPv6 incentives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Call for action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     8.1.  Transition choices  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       8.1.1.  Service providers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       8.1.2.  Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.2.  Network Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     8.3.  Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       8.3.1.  IPv6 latency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       8.3.2.  IPv6 packet loss  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       8.3.3.  Router's performance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.4.  IPv6 security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       8.4.1.  Protocols security issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       8.4.2.  IPv6 Extension Headers and Fragmentation  . . . . . .  17
       8.4.3.  Oversized IPv6 packets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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