Simply put, available IPv4 address space is almost exhausted globally but the demand for addresses continues as the Internet grows. An estimated 40% of the world’s population currently has Internet access, and this is predicted to rise to 52% by 2020. At the same time, the number of devices connected to the Internet will grow massively, as mobile broadband and the Internet of Things become a reality. Estimates range from 26 to 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. IPv6 offers an enormous number of addresses: a distant future Internet of 100 trillion devices would only consume a mere 5% of the available IPv6 space. It is clear that the only way to support Internet growth in future is through adoption of IPv6, the next generation of IP addresses
Mr. Azim U. Hoque is the President of University IT Forum, Founder of Cyber Security Forum and Convener of ICT Forum of Bangladesh. Mr. Hoque has over 22 years hands-on experience in an extensive IP networks, UNIX System, Cybersecurity and consults in information technology with a focus on cybersecurity and forensic. Mr. Hoque is a renowned cybersecurity expert with deep specialization in defense-in-depth strategies and cybercrime investigation tactics. He is frequently quoted in industry news sources and is often a keynote speaker, panelist, moderator, corporate/startup advisor, trainer, practitioner, columnist and media analyst at national, international, and regional events.
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