Surveying the State of IPv6 Deployment in Australia and China
Urgency to transition
Of the organisations that have not deployed IPv6 yet (but are planning to deploy it) and those that have not fully deployed IPv6 yet (not deployed in internal networks and Internet facing services), 51% of Australian organisations and Chinese organisations view a transition to IPv6 as only moderately urgent or not urgent. About 39% of Australian organisations think the transition is fairly urgent to very urgent and 10% view it as extremely urgent. In China 46% think the transition is fairly urgent to very urgent and 3% view it as extremely urgent.
Figure 5 looks into the factors determining the urgency to transition to IPv6. The most important factors across both countries are the “Depletion of the IPv4 space” and “Customer demand”; “Regulatory compliance” and “Lack of IPv6 hardware and software” are the least important factors (note that our sample does not include many government organisations). There is a huge difference for the factors “Competitive advantage”, “Industry pressure” and “IPv6 features” -- these are seen as important for the urgency of the transition in China, but viewed as rather unimportant in Australia. Furthermore, differences for “Internet presence”, “Internet of Things”, “Regulatory Compliance” and “Lack of IPv6 hardware and software” are also significant.