IPv6 Deployment in Japan 2002.10.28 Takashi Arano Intec NetCore, Inc. ICANN ASO Address Council Board member of the IPv6 Forum Co-chair, International Strategy Group of the IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan Three Key Elements for IPv6 Deployment • Carriers/ISPs involvement • Government support • Business opportunities including new applications Carriers/ISPs • Basic pieces are almost ready – Address allocations by APNIC/JPNIC – Commercial IPv6 Routers • Cisco, Juniper as foreign vendors • Hitachi, NEC, Fujitsu, Furukawa, Yamaha, etc. as domestic vendors – MS Windows SP1 works well • IIJ started commercial services in 2000 • NTT started charged services in April 2001 • Almost all nation-wide ISPs are providing trial services. • IPv6 over CATV/ADSL are now available by some ISPs. • But, customers are not many. Government Support • Government role; not forcing people to use IPv6, but being a catalyst by helping people overcome transition problems. • Activities – Declaration in “e-Japan Initiatives” – Budgeting for IPv6 R&D; 8B Yen in 2001 – Tax incentive program – Government report about IPv6 transition • Positive effects – Increased people’s recognition – Encouraged collaboration among various industries Business Opportunities and New Applications • Have not been fully developed yet. Many trials and experiments are going on, though. • User benefits?? – Huge amount of addresses extends the Internet. • From PC to non-PCs • From NAT network to more flat one without NAT – New applications over the OPEN IPv6 Internet New Applications being experimented Application Type Applications being experimented Examples of experiments P2P communications VoIP, SoftFront, Oki Video conferencing, KDDI, Fujitsu, etc. Play Station games SONY New functions by Home appliances; Refrigerators, Toshiba, Matsushita, computerized equipments Sharp, etc. Microwave oven, etc. Remote Control Web camera, Air conditioner, NEC, Matsushita, etc. Remote maintenance, etc. Information Exchange Internet car WIDE, etc. more in the future?? Enterprise Applications Dynamic P2P VPN NTT, etc. • Just for your information – Global IPv6 Summit in Yokohama – Net Liferium 2002 • 19-20, Dec., 2002 – Global IPv6 Summit in Asia Pacific • 24-26, Feb., 2003 at Taipei • Thank you for your attention.