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Cisco Sees IPv6 as Driving Future Internet Growth

Dec 08, 2013, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

Among the ways that IPv4 service enables IPv6 transport is with Carrier Grade NAT (Network Address Translation), which Ward sees as critical to the growth of the Internet of Things.

"We are going to be able to add several billion more devices onto the Internet, realizing that IPv6 has more address space then there are atoms composing the entire Earth," Ward said. "So let's hope we don't run out anytime soon, 'cause this address transition from IPv4 to IPv6 has been a long time coming."

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