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Published on 22 May 2014
Implementing IPv6 is a big project that involves more than just network planners and engineers. When it comes to making this kind of investment, you need to make sure that your higher-ups are supportive — or else, you risk holding back the entire project.
Our recent IPv6 Readiness Survey highlighted the importance of management buy-in, with 43% of IPv6-ready respondents stating they began implementation to comply with an executive mandate.
You may even require management approvals to kick-start your planning process. IPv6 implementation goes beyond upgrading CMTS infrastructure, CPEs, and routing — you also need a clear plan for managing IP address space.
Many providers have managed IPv4 with spreadsheets, homegrown databases, or ad-hoc systems for years. However, IPv6 will deliver more than four times the number of addresses as its predecessor, and without a real platform for address management, you risk losing control of your resources. Investing early in a management platform will ease the transition to IPv6 and help prepare you prepare for the future.
Find out more about how you compare to your peers by downloading the free report, IPv6 Readiness in the Communication Service Provider Industry.