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This article was published on February 8, 2011

    What is IPv6? And Why Should We Care? [Infographic]

    What is IPv6? And Why Should We Care? [Infographic]
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    Francis Tan

    Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

    There has been a lot of talk about Internet IP addresses running out. More likely than not, you’ve probably come across the term “IPv6” but having no idea what it means, you couldn’t care less.

    To give you a brief background, let me try to explain. The IP (Internet Protocol) is a communication protocol used to relay datagrams and packets across a network. Now if I lost you at “Protocol”, this Infographic from Focus might do a better job in explaining what IPv6 is and why we should care.

    Click on the image to enlarge.