The boundless computer network is like a dark ocean in which tons of data drift like plankton; however, the IP, like a beacon, positions the two ends of the flow of information to manifest the value of data, and regulates communication to make interconnection possible.
Under this framework, the network flourishes, and the mobile internet becomes the favorite of the new era for it obviously expands the boundaries of the network, therefore a new generation of communication technology emerges in response. During the seventh round of China-US high-level economic and trade consultations, Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States, tweeted, “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on something that is so obviously future. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocking out currently more advanced technologies. We must always be the leader in everything we do, especially when it comes to the very exciting world of technology. ”
As we all know, China leads the world in 5G and even 6G technologies. The development of 5G may further satisfy the demands of rapid popularization of intelligent terminals and the rapid development of the mobile internet. The Internet of things is coming at a far quicker pace, which brings new requirements for the network environment such as larger address space, better security, mobility and service quality. Hence it is necessary to change the traditional dynamic IP to the solid-state IP, and the IPv4 will face huge challenges. More and more intelligent terminals enter the cyber world and seek for their own beacons, and the IPv6 will be able to meet these needs well. As the basic protocol of 5G and the Internet of things, the IPv6 will greatly promote the network efficiency. While 5G technology provides super fast mobile internet, the IPv6, an infinite address resource, will assign an exclusive address to each intelligent terminal, which will efficiently support the innovation and growth in relevant areas, continuously bring out new technologies and industries and make our life more informationized and intelligent.
As the forerunner and practitioner in the IPv6 field of China, Digital China, relying on its sub-brand DCN, has been studying IPv6 technology and engaged in research and development of relevant products since 2002 and continuously maintains the advantages in the industry. In 2004, Digital China launched the first IPv6 switch in China. In 2005, DCN full-line switching and routing products were the first to pass the IPv6 Ready Gold Logo certification. In 2008, DCN network products passed IPv6 Ready Gold Logo certification (extended), and exclusively passed DHCPv6 IPv6 SNMP testing, thus becoming a manufacturer of IPv6 network devices that has the most complete domestically certified products, which are certified relatively early, and deploys its products widely at a commercial level.
Owing to its strengths in IPv6 technology and products as the first mover, DCN has taken part in national key projects over the past decade. DCN constructed 30% of the nodes including 4 core nodes such as Tsinghua University in the CNGI Customer Premise Network Project in 2007, and continued to construct 30% of the customer premise network in the CNGI Customer Premise Network Project Phase II in 2009. In 2011, Digital China constructed the networks for 30% of the network in CAS’s NGI Project. Moreover, in the world’s largest pure IPv6 network project (CERNET2), DCN provided products and technical services for over 20 universities including Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Wuhan University, and South China University of Technology.
“From the computing network to the network computability, the development of information brings more demands for the IPv6,” Guo Wei, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Digital China. According to Guo, Digital China, as the first to conduct the research and development on IPv6 and maintains the strengths as the first mover in IPV6 technology, concepts and products, will continue to help customers realize digital transformation and provide them with better products and services in the next era of IPV6 and 5G.