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China builds world-leading infrastructure for IPv6

By Ma Si | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-11 16:39

[Photo by Jin Yan/For China Daily]

China has built a world-leading infrastructure for IPv6, or internet protocol version 6, as the nation's 4G, 5G and fixed broadband networks have all been upgrade to support IPv6, the nation's top industry regulator said on Monday.

IPv6 is the most recent version of internet protocol, the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the internet. It allows much higher theoretical limits on the number of IP addresses than the current IPv4 system, and is better designed for the internet of things era.

Han Xia, chief engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said on Monday that the number of applied IPv6 addresses resources in China now ranks the first in the world.

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