India Plans IPv6 Usage by 2012

According to a new roadmap released by the Indian government, all telecom and ISPs will have to be IPv6-compliant by the end of next year and offer IPv6 services thereafter. As reported in this PC World story, federal and state government ministries and departments and public sector companies will switch over to IPv6 services by March 2012.

“India is running out of IP addresses on IPv4, a problem that is likely to get more acute with the upcoming rollout in the country of 3G and broadband wireless access (BWA) services, said Rajesh Chharia, president of the Internet Service Providers Association of India.

“India has completed auctions of BWA and 3G licenses, with the allotment of spectrum for 3G scheduled for September.”

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