On January 7th, Beijing time, Tencent fully demonstrated the latest progress and future planning for promoting IPv6 at the launch conference of Tencent Cloud IPv6.
At present, QQ.com, Tencent Games, Tencent Video, QQ browser and other Tencent core products have fully supported the launch of IPv6, and two major national applications, QQ and WeChat, are about to complete the IPv6 technology upgrade. Tencent will become one of the largest IPv6 users in the world.
Based on the technical reserve on IPv6, Tencent Cloud will also help enterprises to smoothly upgrade to IPv6 networks in minutes by flexible transition and intelligent dual-stack IPv6 intelligent upgrade solution.
Mei Jie, deputy director of the Information and Communication Development Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said that promoting the deployment of IPv6 scale is a huge and arduous system project. As a pioneer in the practice of IPv6 in China, Tencent has taken the lead in completing a number of IPv6 upgrades for typical Internet applications. It expects Tencent Cloud's full ecological IPv6 solution to guide and support more Internet applications and users to migrate to IPv6.
Tencent Cloud Vice President Chen Ping said that IPv6 is the core element of the industrial Internet, and Tencent's entire ecosystem will actively embrace IPv6, and will continue to open up the accumulation of IPv6 technology to the industrial ecology, promoting the coordinated development of IPv6 and the industrial Internet.
Carrying everything together, IPv6 becomes the National Strategy
IPv6 is an important foundation of the next-generation Internet. Compared with the limited address resources, IPv4,IPv6 can provide abundant network address and stronger network carrying capacity. The development of IPv6 network is also one of the basic conditions for the development of mobile Internet, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, Internet of things and other emerging technologies.
In recent years, the global IPv6 deployment speeds up, the network enters the IPv6 era step by step. China will also develop IPv6 into the national strategy.
In November 2017, the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council issued the sixth Edition (IPv6) scale deployment Action Plan for promoting Internet Protocol. The plan points out that by the end of 2018, the number of active users of IPv6 will reach 200 million, accounting for 20% of Internet users, and by the end of 2020, the number of active users of IPv6 will exceed 500 million, accounting for more than 50% of Internet users. By the end of 2025, China's IPv6 network scale, user size and traffic scale occupy the first place in the world. Network, application and terminal fully support IPv6, to complete the balanced evolution and upgrade to the next generation Internet.
At present, thanks to the efforts of the basic telecom operators, the IPv6 vertical and horizontal network running through the whole country has been basically ready, and five Internet backbone direct connection points have completed the upgrading and interworking of IPv6. As of October 2018, the number of LTE IPv6 users nationwide has reached 770 million.
Leading the way, Tencent is fully ecological and actively embraces IPv6
As the first domestic Internet industry to embrace IPv6, Tencent has been closely watching the next generation of Internet technology evolution. As early as 2010, Tencent has set up a special working group, IPv6 related research.
In 2011, Tencent began to build IPv6 experimental platform for its various businesses for IPv6 experiments. Among them, QQ.com portal as one of Tencent's most important business first carried out IPv6 pilot. In the next few years, QZone, Tencent open platform and other IPv6 products have emerged from the laboratory to become truly external service IPv6 magnanimous applications.
In 2018, Tencent launched a comprehensive IPv6 transformation of all services, covering everything from infrastructure to various applications, and accelerating the speed of IPv6. In October 2018, Tencent Cloud IPv6 load balancing products went live. Tencent video, news, games and other services have also begun to fully access IPv6 users, and the two national-level applications QQ and WeChat are also about to complete IPv6 technology upgrades.
In the monitoring of the TOP 50 commercial website and application IPv6 by the website, Tencent ranked first in application adoption rate. The results show that Tencent, Tencent, QQ, and Tencent have all supported IPv6. In 2019, with the completion of IPv6 technology upgrades on WeChat and QQ, Tencent will become one of the most IPv6 users in the world.
Open IPv6 technology capabilities, Tencent Cloud boosts industry intelligence alliance upgrade
IPv6 upgrade is not just a simple technical iteration, but a huge and arduous system project. For most small and medium-sized enterprises, IPv6 upgrade needs to face a lot of technical challenges. Based on the comprehensive transformation and upgrade of core cloud products, Tencent Cloud will help users smoothly upgrade to IPv6 network in one minute through flexible transition and intelligent dual-stack IPv6 upgrade solution.
Among them, 51 usable areas opened by Tencent Cloud in 25 regions around the world have completed the IPv6 transformation of the backbone network, and completed the IPv6 docking of core public network exports from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, etc. Cloud users can provide a wide public network address space, convenient for users to communicate globally. At the same time, Tencent Cloud IPv6 load balancing has been covering Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other regions, can provide access to IPv6 for China and Hong Kong and other regions.
In the IPv6 Zhilian upgrade solution, Tencent Cloud has also built a dual-stack intelligent security defense system, which can intelligently identify IPv4 or IPv6 attacks and provide comprehensive protection services. Among them, Tencent Cloud Daxie's single IP300Gbps anti-DDoS capability will provide strong security for the practical application of IPv6.
At present, Tencent Cloud IPv6 Smart Alliance upgrade program has covered more than 200 specific business scenarios in more than 50 vertical industries in more than 50 vertical industries. It is the government of Guangdong, Mushroom Street, B Station, Zhihu, Sogou, etc. Provides an upgrade service for IPv6.
Interconnect the whole world. Chen Ping said that through the upgrade of IPv6's products, Tencent was ready to continue to provide the IPv6 foundation for the development of China's new technology industry and the transformation of the traditional industry. Tencent Cloud will work with partners to promote IPv6 technology innovation, so that IPv6 technology more inclusive of the public.