Asia Running Out Of IP Address

On April 15 – Apnic – The Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), which is the organization responsible for distributing IP address (IP) in most of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific announced that they no longer have IP address to be distributed.  Chinanet Fujian Province Network apparently the last company to snatch half a million of IP addresses allocated for Internet Service Providers (ISP).


The only solution is to accelerate the implementation of IPV6 but many ISPs especially in Asia pacific region is still not IPV6 ready.  IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses and can support 4.3 billion devices connected directly to the Internet. IPv6, on the other hand, uses 128-bit addresses and supports a virtually unlimited number of devices.

APNIC is holding 16.7 million IPv4 addresses, but the body still has reserves for other usage.  According to Apnic the exhaustion due to IPv4 the growth in fixed and mobile networks experienced in the region.

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