Brazil joins top ten IPv6 adoption ranking

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Brazil has joined the ten most advanced countries worldwide in the adoption of next-generation protocol for Internet networking IPv6, according to a new report.

The State of the Internet report by Akamai suggests that Brazil has jumped from 16th to 9th in terms of IPv6 uptake, with 13 percent of the traffic in the country running on the new standard, compared to the 8 percent seen a year ago.

As well as solving the issue of IPv4 address exhaustion, IPv6 adds a number of additional features in areas such as mobility, auto-configuration and overall extensibility, supporting a much wider range of devices that can be directly connected to the Internet.

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