a result of the initiatives undertaken by Department of Telecommunication),
a majority of the major service providers in India are ready
to handle traffic and offer IPv6 services at present. Despite
the readiness of the major service providers, there are issues
to be addressed so as to ensure that the complete ecosystem
migrates to IPv6.
service providers have mainly three challenges: readiness
of the content providers, equipment vendors, and end user
devices. To tackle these challenges, a lead has been taken
by DoT and the respective stakeholders are being pursued with
by DoT through extensive discussions and meetings.
has at present 35 million IPv4 addresses against a user base
of about 360 million data users. In addition, the Government
is planning to have a target of 160 million and 600 million
broadband customers by the year 2017 and 2020 respectively.
Moreover, there is a strong security requirement to provide
unique IP address to each individual data user.