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[rpd] A typical conversation with a service provider on v6

Mark Tinka mark.tinka at
Mon Jun 16 08:19:38 UTC 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 09:14:09 AM Seun Ojedeji wrote:

> Yeah "to some extent" it is; because i am just that rare
> customer that also wants a 128bits even though
> everything works fine on 32. I doubt end customers will
> move ISPs as much especially if everything works fine on
> v4. I think policy and its implementation at regulator's
> level could expedite some of v6 visibility.

Customers will go to where they can get service.

If a customer is on IPv4 today, and it works, short of any 
other issues, they won't be looking to move.

If an Internet resource is only on IPv6, and the customer's 
existing ISP only supports IPv4, the customer will 
experience connectivity issues and will, invariably, start 
shopping around unless their existing provider turns up 

If new Internet users are signing up to an ISP that is 
operating in an era where there is no longer any IPv4, the 
customer still doesn't care what protocol his services are 
running over provided there is end-to-end connectivity. 
Again, the customer's ISP (or their competition), will need 
to provide a solution to the customer that satisfies their 
connectivity needs (be they native to IPv6 resources, or 
translated to IPv4-only resources).

Ultimately, the customer will go to where they can get 
service. That's the bottom line.

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