Chapter 4. IPv6 Adoption Strategies

Throughout this book we underline the engineering perspective on IPv6 as an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary step for the Internet Protocol. At the same time, we highlight the potentially revolutionary impact that the Internet growth associated with IPv6 can have on businesses and national economies. Chapter 3, “The Economy of an IP Evolution,” detailed some of the opportunities offered by the adoption of the new protocol at both a national and an organizational level.

IPv6 integration sustains, and will very likely accelerate, the continued adoption of IP while expanding its scope and coverage. In the process, IPv6 reignites the competition for leadership in technological and business innovation, in ...

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