Experts warn:IP The global market is expected to run out within a year, but the transition to IPv6 is not fast enough
some years ago Was evaluated Because there are about 700 million Internet users worldwide - a number that has skyrocketed in just four years Approximately 1.8 billion users. Also, when some countries Internet connection becomes To a basic human right, The following figure for some reason is not surprising: the address-IP Global, through which ISPs give each customer their unique address, is expected to run out in less than a year. As a result, countries around the world Began to abandon the format of theIP Current (IPv4) That runs out, and move to a new format called IPv6 (MT Internet Protocol version 6) Starting from March 2012.
Currently, surfers around the world are using the version IP The old fashioned called 'IPvxNUMX' - Existing IP addresses are represented by 32 bits, allowing to create about one billion unique IP addresses. But the reservoir is running out About 94% of theIPv4 Are already in use. However, there is nothing to worry about since there is a new standard called IPv6 The existing IP addresses are expected to be replaced soon. The IPv6 standard defines 128-bit IP addresses, which allow you to create 2 with 128 unique addresses - or in other words, an unlimited amount.
But the transition to using the protocol IPv6 Will only take place in a few years, so experts predict that next year the lack of addresses IPv4 Will lead to an extreme increase in the prices of setting up the networks and connecting to the Internet - which will give a great deal of power to those who hold addresses IP Many, and may even lead to the development of a "black market" of IP addresses.
Internet giants Google And Facebook are two companies that have already started using addresses IPv6, And some of their services are also based on the new standard. In addition, carriers אינטרנט Such as Verizon and-Comcast Announced that they have begun trials for the implementation of the new address system, and expect limited use of these addresses in the near future.
And what about Israel? Unfortunately, the situation Pretty bleak, And the mass transit to fix the new addresses not yet seen on the horizon.