Community calls on APNIC for IPv6 support
APNIC has released the findings of the fifth APNIC Member and Stakeholder Survey 2009. The three areas surveyed (assessment of APNIC performance; where APNIC member revenue should be invested; and IPv6 readiness in the Asia Pacific region) received an overwhelming response and indicate the areas which require further action.
In relation to IPv6 readiness, key indicators such as planning, budgeting and education, highlighted the alarming fact that nearly two-thirds of the Asia Pacific Internet community surveyed are not adequately prepared for IPv6 transition.
However, although 63 per cent of respondents had not yet deployed IPv6 in their networks, 37 per cent have, or are immediately ready to deploy the new address protocol. More promising is that 54 per cent said their organizations already have the knowledge and expertise required to move to IPv6.
The Asia Pacific community indicated that APNIC should have a bigger role in promoting IPv6 deployment within the region, with Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC acknowleging APNIC's role in this transition.
"It is clear that APNIC must analyse the operational and business impediments to IPv6 deployment and assist the community to overcome these ahead of the IPv4 free address pool exhaustion." he said.
He also reinforced the high level of agreement amongst those surveyed of the need for governments to assist in this transition.
Based on these survey findings, APNIC will ensure its APNIC IPv6 program supports the community and ensures the availability of practical, expert information, which is customized for a variety of stakeholders.
The APNIC Member and Stakeholder Survey Report 2009 report is now available.