What Is IPv6 And Why Is It Considered A Key Enabler Of The Internet Of Things

Customer Edge (CE) routers from Broadcom, Netgear and ZTE were the first to be approved for the IPv6 CE Router Logo.

Please provide an overview of the CE Router Logo and explain its significance to service providers.

IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo tests all the MUST requirements stated in the IETF RFC 7084. As with all IPv6 Ready Logo programs, a CE Router must pass all the required test cases in the program. The testing demonstrates the CE Router interoperating against two Broadband Routers and two host devices in the Home Network. IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo indicates to a service provider that IPv6 functions in the CE Router. This saves them time debugging IPv6 issues which means fewer service calls about network problems. CE Router manufacturers have an increase in confidence in their IPv6 implementations. For End-Users it will allow them to utilize the new addressing that Service Providers give them.  

What is IPv6 and why is it considered a key enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT) era?

Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of many devices connecting to each other to collect and exchange data. IPv4 has almost no address space available for new networks. IoT devices connecting directly over IP will now use IPv6, which has plenty of address space (an almost infinite number of addresses) to support these devices connecting in an end-to-end fashion.

Why is the IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo important for CPE manufacturers and how will it help them drive revenue and/or capture market share?

IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo will allow CPE Manufacturers to demonstrate that their Routers can be deployed in IPv6 environments by both Service Providers and home users. This will increase sales for the manufacturers since the buyers will immediately know that the product supports and conforms to the IPv6 standard. In short, the program ensures that products go to market faster and with more confidence.