China launches launches IPv6 Internet with Certnet2, a high speed Internet Backbone
The announcement, from eight different departments of the Chinese Government, reveals it is the world's largest Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) network. Cernet2, a high-speed internet backbone, connects 25 universities in 20 cities. Cernet, or the China Education and Research Network, has been able to achieve a monstrous speed of up to 40 gigabits per second during a trial run conducted on 7 December.
Compared with the current Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
, the new IPv6
is capable of allocating endless IP addresses, and features a transportation speed up to 1000 times faster than the current speed.
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