With IPv4 now exhausted worldwide, the newer IPv6 Internet Protocol model has picked up where its predecessor left off so that the billions of Internet users worldwide could continue to browse online without interruption. Indeed, were it not for the introduction of IPv6, the Internet as we know it would probably have ceased to exist.
Whereas IPv4, with a total of 4.3 billion addresses, failed to budget for the scale of worldwide Internet usage, the trillions of IPv6 addresses means that it is almost unthinkable that its quota will ever be exhausted. The newer model also offers a significant security upgrade on IPv4 – one that is necessary considering the prevalence and expertise of hackers – as well as auto-configuration of networks and scope for innovation and collaboration.
Read the infographic below to find out more about how IPv6 has improved the Internet user’s experience.