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IPv6 Opportunities in Unified Communications Market


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Frost & Sullivan Analyst Briefing on IPv6 Opportunities in Unified Communications Market

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IPv6 Opportunities in Unified Communications Market

  1. 1. IPv6 Opportunities in Unified Communications market Has the release of Ipv6 opened up new opportunity for UC vendor in Asia Pacific region? Shailendra Soni, Industry Principal Information & CommunicationTechnologies 20 July 2012© 2012 Frost & Sullivan. All rights reserved. This document contains highly confidential information and is the sole property ofFrost & Sullivan. No part of it may be circulated, quoted, copied or otherwise reproduced without the written approval of Frost & Sullivan.
  2. 2. Index IPv6 Introduction Why migrate to IPv6 IPv6 Challenges and Benefits Status of IPv6 in Asia Pacific Impact of IPv6 on Unified Communications (UC) businesses Opportunity areas for UC vendors Conclusion 2
  3. 3. Introduction to IPv6 The protocol was developed to replace the existing IPv4. The protocol boosts newIPv6 is features that were not present in IPv4.the new IPv4 addresses are exhausting at fast rate and after the IPv4 version are exhausted the only option available would be IPv6.IP This new protocol can support up to 340 trillion, trillion, trillion unique 128-bit IPprotocol addresses as oppose to IPv4 capability to support 4.3 billion unique 32-bit address only. In general IPv6 comprises of eight groups of 4 hexadecimal digits separated by colons. Example of IPv6 address 1080:0000:0000:0000:0002:0003:200a:126b On 6th June 2012, the IPv6 was officially launched, encouraging businesses andIPv6 service provider to move to IPv6 from IPv4Launch The technology is supported by most of the leading internet service providers, website operators and networking equipment manufacturers Websites such as Facebook, Yahoo, Google and other leading operators have enabled IPv6 and so have the home networking equipment manufacturer such as Cisco, D-link and others Source:, Frost & Sullivan 3
  4. 4. Why Migrating to IPv6? Proliferation of Expanding IPv4 IP connected Internet User Exhaustion devices base Consumer electronics Total IPv4 Address 4.3 Increasing tablet sales connected devices – Bn. TVs, Camera’s and IANA distributed last /8 others to each of the 5 RIR on 3rd February 2011. Machine to Machine communication IP Surveillance cameras demand expected to RIR’s will continue to Smartphone sales balloon in the future distribute IPv4 address explosion to their respective country members APNIC started assigning IP Phones seeing Growing number of adoption in new places of last /8 on 15th April Datacenters 2011Source: Frost & Sullivan 4
  5. 5. IPv6 - Challenges and benefits Benefits Support very large Concerns around the number of IP devices stability of the protocol Increased security and Scared expertise in reliability IPv6 Multicasting Low awareness of Auto configuration IPv6. IPv4 and IPv6 are not Challenges Makes routing more efficient inherently interoperable 5
  6. 6. State of IPv6 in Asia-Pacific• APNIC has taken measures to controls the distribution of IPv4 addresses by allocating address each time as a small slice (a /22 or 1024 address) to its member. At present the organization has approximately 3000 membership account with approximate addition on 300 members every year. Considering these statistics the IPv4 would last for at least a number of years• Among the countries IPv6 adoption is sprouted with countries such as • Government in Malaysia and Singapore has announced their intentions to adopt IPv6. Service providers and business are also moving towards supporting IPv6 in these countries. • In China, government (China Next Generation Internet 5 year program) and universities are embracing IPv6 in a big way. • Japan is showing encouraging signs of adoption of IPv6 • Public sectors in South Korea were mandated to adopt IPv6 by the end of 2010, but apart from that not much of initiative from private companies • India is still at very early stages of adopting the technology. The department of telecommunications (DOT) has started with the program so that the technology can be adopted by government companies Source: Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) 6
  7. 7. Impact of IPv6 on Unified Communications Industry Impact more on hardware than software powered UC applications Expansion and new UC deployments to further put pressure on fast depleting IPv4 addresses Vendors need to ready their solutions to support IPv6. Increasing security concern owing to new device capability to support IPv6. 7
  8. 8. Telephony installed base presents opportunity• At the end of 2011 there were Telephony Installed Base approximately 30 million plus traditional telephony lines. Of these, it is expected that 30% 30 of TDM lines will migrate to IP telephony technology. This 25 translates into approximately 10 million IP Phones 20 opportunity for next 4 to 5 years 15• Additionally business that had 10 deployed IP telephony prior to 2009 may not have Ipv6 5 compliant IP Phones and thus 0 will need to upgrade their existing phones and IP Traditional IP Telephony system to embrace IPv6 Telephony Note: All figures are rounded; the base year is 2011. Source: Frost & Sullivan 8
  9. 9. Video moving from boardrooms into the desktop Immersive Telepresence Increasing quality and features Quality of the Meeting Experience VC Room Systems VC Desktop Systems Video– phones Video Software Falling average prices $100 $1000 $10,000 $100,000 Relative Cost of Solution Video is slated to be the next voice, as this momentum gains traction, more IP devices and users will compete for depleting IPv4 addresses 9
  10. 10. Conclusion Service Plan out the Ensure new Providers will IPv6 full IPv6 products continue to migration is migration bought support both still far away strategy support IPv6 IPv4 and IPv6. 10
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  14. 14. Today’s Presenter Shailendra Soni, Industry Principal ICT APAC, Frost & Sullivan Expertise spans across industry, developed through years of research experience and regular interaction with regional and country level top executives of leading vendors in the collaboration space Enterprise Telephony Unified Communications Contact Centres Over 11 years of experience For any other enquiries, email us: 14
  15. 15. For Additional Information Donna Jeremiah Carrie Low Corporate Communications Corporate Communications Asia Pacific Asia Pacific +61 (0) 8247 8927 +603 6204 5910 Jessie Loh Corporate Communications Asia Pacific +65 6890 0942 15