IPv6 Lagging Businesses in Middle East May Feel Immense Impact
Almost half of online consumers may not have access to IPv6 sites.
Almost half of the Middle East's online consumers (43 percent) plan to use a mobile phone to access the Internet while 29 percent intend to use a handheld multimedia device and 24 percent plan to access the net via an in-home video game system. If providers do not become IPv6, the impact to businesses in that part of the world will be immense. Zawya reports that many online retailers could find consumers can access their websites, but can't make an actual purchase damaging their bottom line, brand image and ability to compete.
"Lastly, don't see IPv6 as a reason to throw the baby out with the bath water, build your IPv6 planning into your product lifecycle replacement plan. Remember, you don't need to replace everything today; you do need to start to act and build today. And it sounds obvious, but don't buy anything that isn't compatible with IPv6 moving forward - no matter what the sales guy says.