IPv6 to get boost from non-traditional devices

BOSTON -- IPv6, the next generation of Internet Protocol, promises to improve networking with extended address space, device auto-configuration and simplified packet headers. Desire for these features is expected to help IPv6 replace IPv4 throughout the U.S. by the end of the decade.

However, Stan Barber, a vice president with Englewood, Colo.-based Verio Inc., an Internet infrastructure and IPv6 service provider, says mobile and consumer devices will drive U.S. IPv6 adoption, and that uptake could happen faster than many expect. SearchNetworking.com spoke with Barber at the recent Next Generation Networks conference about the future of IPv6.

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