Fostering IPv6 Migration Through Network Quality Differentials

Although IPv6 has been the next generation Internet protocol for nearly 15 years, new evidences indicate that transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 is about to become a more pressing issue. This paper attempts to quantify if and how such a transition may unfold. The focus is on "Connectivity Quality," e.g., as measured by users' experience when accessing content, as a possible incentive (or disincentive) for migrating to IPv6, and on "Translation Costs" (between IPv6 and IPv4) that Internet Service Providers will incur during this transition.

Provided by: University of Pennsylvania Topic: Networking Date Added: Jul 2010 Format: PDF

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