Transition Plan Phase I – Dual Stack network Each user has IPv4 and IPv6 addresses Phase II – Users have IPv6 address only – Access IPv4 through Carrier Grade NAT (CGN) NAT64 DNS64
Network Challenges IPv6 is a new network – Limited support on IPv6 – IPv4 Tier-1 providers ≠ IPv6 Teir-1 Providers Network Management – Some management devices doesn’t support IPv6 – Little experience on managing IPv6 network Access network – Limited availability of IPv6 supported modems – Upgrading current modems
Transition Challenges No more IPv4 addresses – Dual Stack will not last for long time – The forecast of IPv4 depletion was 2012 limited content on IPv6 network – Introduce IPv6 to IPv4 NATing (CGN) – Use Private IPv4 addresses End Users – due to additional costs associated with the upgrade. – Some users applications doesn’t support IPv6.
Content providers in KSA – Connect to IPv6 network Buy IPv6-ready devices. – Make sure your devices support the features that you need No NATing in IPv6 – NAT is not a security protocol Train your team on IPv6 – Attend MENOG workshops on IPv6