Many excellent presentations were delivered, including those from such Internet luminaries as Dr. Vint Cerf of Google and John Curran from ARIN. Myself and my colleague Paul Ebersman both had the privilege of delivering well-received talks. I’ll be sure to post links to presentations as they become available.
In the meantime, here are some key statistics related to IPv6 adoption that were presented by APNIC scientist Dr. Geoff Huston at the ISOC INET conference, just prior to the summit itself:
- Demand for IPv4 addresses has been in the range of 200M per year historically
- By the end of 2014 reduced supply and increasing demand for IPv4 will result in a shortfall of nearly 1B addresses
- It’s taken the US 2 years of geometric growth to get IPv6 to 2.5% as a percentage of overall Internet traffic
- At that rate it will take 80 years for IPv6 traffic levels to reach 100%
- 1.2% of users accessed Google over IPv6
- Romania has nearly 10% of its population using IPv6
- Average usage of IPv6 across the Internet is at 1.2%
- Only 10 of the 200 or so countries around the world constitute that average
- 50% of the world’s transit ISPs support IPv6
- Meanwhile, 56% of ISPs in North America don’t support IPv6
- 50% of the hosts connected to the Internet have support for IPv6
These statistics suggest that, in spite of tremendous progress, those of us evangelizing IPv6 adoption and a true end-to-end Internet have our work cut out for us.