Organizer

TPRC46: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy
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http://www.tprcweb.com

Date

Sep 21 2018 - Sep 23 2018

TPRC46: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy

Factors Affecting IPv6 Deployment, Brenden Kuerbis, Georgia Institute of Technology – School of Public Policy

Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6) expands the Internet’s address space, but is incompatible with IPv4, the protocol on which global Internetworking is based. A complete transition will require billions of users and hundreds of thousands of organizations to implement a new technical standard that is not backwards compatible with the existing deployments of IPv4. This means that IPv6 does not replace IPv4; networks that implement IPv6 must run both protocols at the same time (dual stack). Our basic research questions are:

  1. What economic incentives affect migration under dual stack conditions?
  2. What economic, policy and social factors can best explain the observed levels of IPv6 adoption at the country level?
  3. Will migration equilibrate on a “mixed” world of IPv6 and IPv4, or will we be able to turn off IPv4 eventually?

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