Experts believe broadcasters should look at IPv6-enabling their content servers to reduce network delays or latency.
UAE telecom operator du showcased IPv6 at the RIPE 75 meeting as the latest Internet technology experience. Being the connectivity sponsor for RIPE 75, du has provided IPv6-based Internet connectivity and infrastructure for the meeting which runs from October 22-26 at Conrad Hotel Dubai.
Experts believe broadcasters should look at IPv6-enabling their content servers so that they are natively accessible over IPv6. With media and communications that needs to be viewed or listened to in real-time, broadcasters would want to reduce any nature of network delays or latency so that the user has the best possible viewing or listening experience.
IPv6 is critical towards enabling the concept of the Internet of things (IoT), Smart Cities and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication. This protocol will reportedly influence the digital world with its high security and capacity features that will satisfy the increasing demand of the Internet bandwidth/speed and will overcome the challenges introduced by a global scarcity of IPv4 addresses.
du is now ready to provide any enterprise corporate with IPv6-based infrastructure, said Saleem Al Blooshi, Chief Infrastructure Officer at du. We are proud to sponsor the connectivity at RIPE 75 and provide IPv6 connectivity and infrastructure for the event. A supply of global IP addresses larger than the currently available pool of IPv4 addresses is necessary to maintain the sustainable, long-term development of technologies such as 5G, smart cities and the Internet of Things.