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Indian websites to transit to IPv6 by 2020; Govt sites to be made compatible by Dec 2012

India has said that all its Government Websites will be
IPv6-compatible by December 2012 and for the country as a whole, the roadmap
for transitioning to IPv6 is by 2020 “IPv6 is designed to handle security
issues better. All government websites will be IPv6-compatible by December this
year. For the country as a whole, the roadmap for transitioning to IPv6 is by
2020,” Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar has said at World IPv6 Launch
Day.

India has said that all its Government Websites will be
IPv6-compatible by December 2012 and for the country as a whole, the roadmap
for transitioning to IPv6 is by 2020 “IPv6 is designed to handle security
issues better. All government websites will be IPv6-compatible by December this
year. For the country as a whole, the roadmap for transitioning to IPv6 is by
2020,” Telecom Secretary R Chandrashekhar has said at World IPv6 Launch
Day.

At present, most devices globally are running on the 27-year
old ‘IPv4’, which uses 32-bit addresses limiting the IP address space to about
4.3 billion possible unique addresses. However, IPv6 will use 128-bit
addresses, thereby making available in almost infinite pool of such unique IP
addresses.

In addition, the Government is also targeting at 160 million
and 600 million broadband customers by the year 2017 and 2020, respectively,
the need to move to IPv6 becomes more crucial. The Department of IT has taken
various steps, including holding workshops, to encourage state governments to
hold pilot projects and 27 websites have already been brought under IPv6 platform
in India.

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