Azerbaijani state-run communications operator introduces platform to support IPv6
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 20
By Huseyn Valiyev - Trend:
Baku Telephone Communications Production Association has completed the technical procedures for transition to the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), the production association told Trend Aug. 20.
The production association is included into the Azerbaijani Communications and High Technologies Ministry.
Transition to the IPv6 is due to the lack of IP-addresses in the address space of the Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4), the production association said.
A technology know as the Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation (CGNAT) is used while transition to the IPv6.
CGNAT also provides support and delivery of content on IPv4 networks.
IPv6 has a tremendous amount of IP-addresses, and this makes it possible to label a much larger number of nodes than in the IPv4.
Transition to the IPv6 may take time, as there are many devices in the market that do not support this new protocol.
In this regard, both IPv4 and IPv6 will operate simultaneously for several years. Both consumers and providers of telecommunication services in Azerbaijan should be ready for a complete transition to the IPv6.