IPv4 addresses reached critical stage; Only '10% available'

Number Resource Organization (NRO), which represents the registries, said that less than 10% of all IPv4 addresses remain available, thus singnals the critical stage, threatening the future network operations of all businesses and organizations unless ISPs and businesses step up their migration to IPv6. "The limited IPv4 addresses willn’t allow us enough resources to achieve […]

Number Resource Organization (NRO), which represents the registries, said that less than 10% of all IPv4 addresses remain available, thus singnals the critical stage, threatening the future network operations of all businesses and organizations unless ISPs and businesses step up their migration to IPv6. "The limited IPv4 addresses willn’t allow us enough resources to achieve the ambitions we all hold for global internet access," Axel Pawlik said. "The deployment of IPv6 is a key infrastructure development that’ll enable network to support billions of people and devices that’ll connect in coming years." However, where previous estimates had IPv4 addresses running out in 2011, it now appears addresses’re more likely to be depleted in 2012, Pawlik told.

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