Friday, June 8, 2018

Liu Dong: IPv6 will Set off a Revolution in the Global Digital Industry

“The great changes, great development, great integration and great governance of the global Internet based on IPv6 have become irreversible development trends.” Liu Dong, director of BII-CFIEC, said, “The next five to ten years, global IPv6 users will show an exponential growth trend in scale and size of traffic and it is expected to fully surpass IPv4 by 2021."


Figure: Liu Dong, Director of BII-CFIEC

Recently, the 2018 Global IPv6 Summit (IPv6.conference.cn) kicked off in Hangzhou. Nearly a thousand global industry elites gathered to discuss the development status of the global NGI, the NGI technology system, and new development opportunities brought to China.

The Internet is an important infrastructure linking the national economy and social development. It profoundly affects the global economic structure, interest structure, and security pattern. Liu Dong said, “With the rapid development of the Internet and the increasing demand of users, the existing networks are facing new challenges. The global Internet based on the IPv4 is facing the exhaustion of network addresses and the unstable quality of service. Speeding up the building of intelligent next generation Internet with high speed, high popularity, full coverage have become imperative."

In fact, all major countries in the world have stepped up the deployment and promotion of the NGI. The data shows that the deployment rate of IPv6 in the United States, Germany, Belgium, India and other countries has approached or exceeded 40%. Liu Dong said, “The NGI technologies and industries carry major strategic appeals from countries in science and technology, economy, and security. They are also key entry points for countries to grasp a new round of scientific and technological revolutions and industrial changes, and will become the key to new advantages of national competition in the information age."

China attaches great importance to the development of the NGI. As early as 2003, it has already conducted research and deployment of IPv6. In November 2017, the Central Government Office and General Office of the CPC Central Committee and General Office of the State Council the “Action Plan on Promoting the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)-based Network into Large-scale Use” for Promoting the Advancement of IPv6, which injects strong incentives into the NGI industry in China. "This will become a policy document of historic importance, marking China's full-speed advancement to the new era of NGI."


Referring to the future trend, Liu Dong stated that the future will be an era in which digitization, globalization penetrates into every corner of the world, affects everyone and it is an era in which technology changes the world. IPv6 is just the starting point. The NGI is an open, inclusive and innovative technology system and a platform for the development of new technologies. In the near future, the NGI will infiltrate all walks of life, such as broadcasting, energy, electricity, military, etc., and help the traditional industries to go digital. This will bring 100 billion-level market space and dividends. The IPv6-based NGI will provide the core support for the development of digital economy and ultimately benefit everyone.

IPv6 Ready Logo Certificate- Awarding Ceremony Held, Large-Scale Deployment Turns out Overwhelming

On November 26, 2017, the Central Government Office and General Office of the CPC Central Committee and General Office of the State Council the “Action Plan on Promoting the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)-based Network into Large-scale Use” (hereinafter referred to as the “IPv6 Action Plan”)”, which clearly stated the specific objectives and requirements for the large-scale deployment of the IPv6. The major manufacturers released a large number of IPv6-rich products and solutions that basically covered the original IPv4 products. As of May 2018, devices and systems, including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless devices, and security devices, passed the IPv6 Ready Logo test and certification, and received the global IPv6 Ready Logo granted by the global IPv6 test center.

On May 21, 2018, the "Global IPv6 Summit" was grandly unveiled at Hangzhou Baima Lake Jianguo Hotel. Nearly a thousand global industry elites gathered together to discuss the global balanced development of the NGI and discuss opportunities and challenges. In order to promote the deployment of large-scale IPv6 and improve the IPv6 support of the entire industry, under the witness of all on-site visitors, Latif Ladid, President of the IPv6 Forum, and Hiroshi Esaki, Director of ISOC and IPv6 Ready Logo Program Committee, issued the certificate of IPv6 Ready LogoPhase-2 for the products passed the IPv6 Ready Logo test. Representatives from New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd., Legendsec Information Technology Inc., Bluedon Information Security Technologies Co.,Ltd., AsiaInfo Technologies(Chengdu),Inc., SHENZHEN GONGJIN ELECTRONICS CO.,LTD, Hangzhou Hanyang Technology Co. Ltd. came to stage to accept the certificate.


The Global IPv6 Testing Center launched the IPv6 Ready Logo test certification program in conjunction with the IPv6 Forum in 2008, and issued an IPv6 Ready Logo to devices that meet the test standards, indicating that the products can be universally applied to the global IPv6 NGI deployment and applications. It has now become an important measure of whether a product conforms to the IPv6 protocol specification, and it is also the most authoritative IPv6 support certificate in the world. With the gradual improvement of China's equipment access requirements and the upgrading of new mobile terminals and fixed terminals in the future, the IPv6 Ready Logo will play a more important role in promoting the Internet's evolution and health innovation and development and contribute to the strategic deployment of the Internet power.

IPv6 Forum Will Establish Permanent Secretariat in China to Promote the Deployment of Next-Generation of Internet (NGI)

At the IPv6 Summit held in Hangzhou from May 21st to 22nd. IPv6 Forum, the most influential and wide-ranging IPv6 industry organization, signed a MOU with BII-CFIEC. The IPv6 Forum will establish a permanent secretariat in China, form a community in many aspects such as industrial upgrading and technical standards, and work together to globalize IPv6 public access, technological innovation, and personnel training to promote the deployment of the NGI.


Figure: IPv6 Forum signed MOU with BII-CFIEC

Latif Ladid, President of IPv6 Forum and Liu Dong, Director of BII-CFIEC attended the signing ceremony. Academician of the CAE Dai Hao, Academician of the CAE Yu Quan, Academician of the CAE Ding Wenhua, Academician of the CAS Yin Hao, National Information and Technology Commission Vice Chairman Zhou Hongren, member of standing committee of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee and Minister of Propaganda Qi Xiaohu, member of the Standing Committee of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee and deputy mayor Liu Desheng, director of the ZHEJIANG lab Zhu Shiqiang, and deputy director of the Binjiang District Zheng Di, jointly witnessed the occasion.

The IPv6 Forum was launched in Europe in 1999. The vision of the forum is to promote IPv6 from technology, market, deployment, and other aspects, increase the awareness of IPv6 in the entire industry and establish a new type of security-enhanced NGI so that people around the world can have the same access to knowledge and technology. The establishment of a permanent secretariat in China will establish a long-term international exchange and cooperation platform for Chinese enterprises to accelerate the development of global integration. In the future, both the China Future Internet Engineering Center and the Global IPv6 Forum will also cooperate in depth through the formulation of industry standards and the promotion of testing and certification technologies to accelerate the global deployment of the NGI.

After decades of development, China has the largest number of Internet users in the world and has a large number of outstanding Internet application innovations that have gained global recognition and attention. At present, the Internet industry has moved from extensive development to global competition and cooperation based on core technology R&D and basic research.

With the issuance of the“Action Plan on Promoting the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)-based Network into Large-scale Use” issued by the Central Government Office and General Office of the CPC Central Committee and General Office of the State Council the at the end of 2017, China will build the world's largest IPv6 commercial application network in the future and support the all-round development of the society and economy. China will surely become one of the major leading forces in the global NGI.


Speaking of this signing, Liu Dong, director of the BII-CFIEC, said, “The China’s Internet has been booming in recent years, and China has played an increasingly important role in the global Internet. With the advent of era of the NGI and the Internet of Everything, China is bound to enter a new period of unimaginable high-speed development and seize this golden historical opportunity to move from large country with Internet access to an Internet power.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Global IPv6 Summit 2018 Convened ---Technology Iteration Brought New Opportunities for Digital Economy Development

HANGZHOU, May 21-22, 2018 -- "Global IPv6 Summit 2018" (IPv6.conference.cn) was held in Hangzhou, China. This summit was hosted by the Global IPv6 Forum, BII-CFIEC and ZHEJIANG Lab, co-hosted by the CHINA INFO 100, WASU Group and Binjiang District Government.

At present, the development of the global NGI is facing a major turning point. The large-scale deployment of the future Internet based on IPv6 will bring a rare historical opportunity for the innovation of Internet system and support the rapid development of cutting-edge technologies and industries, such as mobile Internet, Internet of Things, industrial Internet and 5G. Therefore, it will help the global digital economy flourish.

In this context, “Global IPv6 Summit 2018” focuses on the subjects of industrial development, standard evolution, applications, cutting-edge technologies, and digital integration and innovation. During the two-day summit, over 70 top industry experts from around the world have shared their keen insights through keynote speeches, panel discussion and workshops. The next-generation Internet will be advanced through continuous exchanges and cooperation.

During the summit, a total of 863 spectators have registered for attending, and hundreds of thousands of people know about the summit through media coverage. Three professional medias (C114, IT168 and the Communications World) have conducted simultaneous broadcasting, besides, more than 60 medias have devoted significant coverage to the summit, such as China Central Television (CCTV), Xinhua News Agency, Zhejiang Satellite TV, Zhejiang Daily, People’s Daily Online, Sina, Netease, Tencent, Sohu.com, cctime.com, CNR (China National Radio), which has drawn wide attention inside and outside the industry. It can be said that this summit has achieved great success in terms of the number of guests and spectators, presentation and industry response.


In picture: Global IPv6 Summit site

NGI Has Laid a Solid Foundation for the Development of China's Digital Economy

At the summit, academician of CAE Dai Hao, academician of CAE Yu Quan, academician of CAE Ding Wenhua, Academician of CAS Yin Hao and other experts conducted round-table discussions on the topic of "NGI Contributes to China's Digital Economy."

In picture: Academician Forum of Global IPv6 Summit

Academician Dai Hao emphasized that during the development of the NGI, China should highlight the development of network security and master core technologies. Academician Ding Wenhua said that the NGI would bring greater social and economic effects and it would promote the internationalization of Chinese enterprises. All industries and industries should actively and rapidly promote IPv6 deployment at the nodes of the network technology iteration. Academician Yu Quan believed that in the era of interconnection of all things, a clear identification system and massive data would inevitably bring about revolutionary changes to everyone's production and life. Academician Yin Hao analyzed the development trend of the network from the network and application level and stated that the development of the NGI was not only about technology iteration, but far-reaching social and economic effects. It would lay a solid foundation for the development of China’s digital economy. .

NGI Brings New Opportunities for the Development in Asia-Pacific Region

At the Global IPv6 Summit, near 10 regional Internet IPv6 NGI leaders from APNIC, China, Japan, India, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Central Asia Education and Research Network also gathered in Hangzhou to discuss the industrial development and opportunities of IPv6 in Asia-Pacific Region and share practical experience in innovation and development.

In picture: Roundtable Forum of "NGI development opportunities and challenges in Asia Pacific"

Liu Dong, director of the BII-CFIEC, said that we were more than users of the Internet, but contributors, participants, and leaders of the Internet. Other representatives of the conference also expressed that the promotion of the scale deployment of IPv6 NGI would inevitably bring rare historical opportunities and challenges to the Internet architecture and innovation. In terms of business applications, security management and domain name resolution, there were great opportunities for innovation and development in the Asia-Pacific region. Utilizing the NGI to enhance the transformation of traditional industries would comprehensively increase industrial efficiency, promote industrial innovation and drive the overall development of society. The NGI can accelerate the informatization in the Asia-Pacific region and realize leap-forward development in data, knowledge, technology, education and technology.

IPv6 is Just the Starting Point. NGI is the Platform for the Integration and Development of new Technologies.

Latif Ladid, chairman of the IPv6 Forum, said at the meeting that the TCP/IP protocol was the cornerstone of the development of the Internet. IPv6 fundamentally solved the problem of insufficient network addresses and was the basic protocol of the NGI. However, IPv6 is just the starting point. The NGI is an open, inclusive, and innovative technology system and a platform for the development of new technologies. Zhou Hongren, executive deputy director of Advisory Committee for State Informatization, firmly believed that the development of global information technology would emerge a new major turning point and formed a new stage of development of global information technology.

At this summit, many technical experts from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, China UnionPay shared their opinion on the NGI key infrastructure and SDN/NFV, 5G and blockchain technologies and the NGI integration aspect. The NGI is constantly breaking new ground and developing in integrated ways. In addition, at the same time, the summit also hosts several special events, such as the signing ceremony of the IPv6 Forum and BII Group, IPv6 Distinguished Youth Award Ceremony, they received widespread attention from the industry.


As Liu Dong, the chairman of the conference and director of BII-CFIEC, said in his speech, “Today, we gather in Hangzhou in the name of the NGI. It is because we have clearly realized that the IPv6-based global Internet change, great development, great integration, and great governance have become irreversible development trends. We are witnessing, experiencing and promoting the advent of the NGI era."

Monday, December 11, 2017

China’s First IPv6 Public DNS Makes its Official Debut

Recently, BII Group has officially announced the introduction of the public DNS: 240c::6666/240c::6644 of IPv6. Through free public DNS service with excellent performance, it aims to provide safe, stable, high-speed and intelligent Internet experience for the majority of IPv6 Internet users and boost the full implementation of the Action Plan for Promoting Scale Deployment of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). Meanwhile, BII has also launched a global promotion plan for IPv6 Public DNS jointly with the Global IPv6 Forum to provide better online resolution services for users worldwide.

At present, the IPv6 network has become the forerunner for countries to promote the new technological industry revolution and reshape the long-term national competitiveness, and countries in the world have accelerated the pace of transition to IPv6. At the same time, the number of IPv6 users has also exploded in the recent two years, and the development of IPv6 which has been quite for all these years has been significantly improved. However, the introduction of the IPv6 action plan will undoubtedly add a powerful impetus to the IPv6 industry which has been well prepared, and will speed up the pace of overall deployment for China’s future Internet in every aspect.

As an important part of network infrastructure, the Domain Name System (DNS) has been frequently attacked in the past three decades due to its “particularity”, and top-level domain failure, DNS hijacking and large-scale DNS attack happen occasionally, greatly affecting the global Internet industry. At present, most public DNSs that enhance user experience and ensure network security support IPv4 only, which is one of the problems constantly criticized by IPv6 users. To fully facilitate the development of IPv6, BII relies on the self-developed high-performance IPv6 DNS system to provide the public free DNS services, during which DNS: 240c :: 6666 is the first choice and DNS: 240c :: 6644 is the alternate.

BII is the only state-level engineering research center in the field of China’s future Internet and it has been always devoted to the research and promotion of IPv6 future Internet and other industrial fundamental and key technologies of IPv6 over the years. However, the introduction of the IPv6 Public DNS will undoubtedly provide global IPv6 users an excellent choice for optimizing the Internet experience, and the three major characteristics, namely, precision and rapidness, security and stability and DNS64, will fully guarantee the efficiency and stability of IPv6 network.

BII has deployed recursive nodes in many places around the world, such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Lanzhou, Wuhan, Chicago, Fremont, London and Frankfurt. It applies the IPv6 BGP Anycast method to deployment, so that the users can have nearby access and the access delay of domain names resolved to the root server is significantly reduced, as a result of which the speed can be greatly protected. Not only that, IPv6 Public DNS will take the initiative to synchronize the com/ net domain name, cache hotspot domain name and so on to reduce the recursive process to maximize the rapid response.

With regard to security, IPv6 Public DNS supports single-IP resolution speed limit, and security restrictions can be used to effectively prevent malicious attacks, so that users’ access security will be protected in real time. Meanwhile, IPv6 Public DNS also supports DNSSEC security resolution and verification, so that the users will not be hijacked in the access process, and neither malicious jumps nor mandatory advertisements will appear.

At the same time, IPv6 Public DNS specifically provides DNS64 resolution service to facilitate the real needs of IPv6 users to access IPv4-related services, that is, the resolution system can also respond to the request for pure IPv4 network resource resolution by pure IPv6 users, which can also avoid the trouble to some extent that the content has not be fully transformed and upgraded during the transition period from IPv4 to IPv6.

President of BII Liu Dong revealed, “The early and rapid development of IPv6 network is a key measure for China to seize the initiative of the global Internet. The construction and promotion of public infrastructure is not only a prerequisite for the large-scale deployment of IPv6, but the vision and direction of the Center over the years. The global free services provided by IPv6 Public DNS not only provide global IPv6 users a faster and more secure choice, but hope to facilitate the full promotion of the deployment of IPv6 future Internet in China.”

6DNS System Makes its Official Debut to Boost the Scale Deployment of IPv6

The BII Group (www.biigroup.com) announced in Beijing the official launch of the upgraded solution of recursive service IPv6 “6DNS system” today. The system is an upgraded overall solution of DNS recursive service system for enterprises and operators, which is designed to get through the key link of IPv6 network and application to provide users with safe, reliable, swift and easy-to-operate recursive services and boost the full implementation of the Action Plan for Promoting Scale Deployment of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).

At present, the IPv4 addresses in the world have almost been allocated, the commercial use of IPv6 is speeding up, a large number of enterprises and operators in the world have been gradually upgraded to IPv6. All countries in the world have been clearly aware of the fact that IPv6 is not only a possible trend but an inevitable and only choice for the development of future Internet. At the same time, China has stepped up the development of IPv6 future Internet to a state-level strategic deployment with the introduction of IPv6 Action Plan, and IPv6 is imperative. However, IPv6 support on the DNS recursive system in the market is still not enough and difficult to operate, and the deployment cost is extremely high, causing great inconvenience to the enterprise upgrading.

To solve the actual needs of operators and enterprises, BII has officially launched the IPv6 upgrading solution to recursive service 6DNS system after system research and development and long-term practice verification. It helps operators and enterprises meet the challenges brought by IPv6 future Internet upgrading by making a “secure”, “swift” and “easy-to-operate” overall solution to enable them to use the IPv6 future Internet resources in a steady, secure and quick manner.

In terms of “security”, 6DNS system relies on the BII’s years of technical accumulation and professional experience first to ensure that the entire system is anti-hijacking. To use the 6DNS system can return to correct resolution result and prevent the man-in-the-middle from hijacking, tampering, attacking and filtering the global threatening domain name, providing users a green network environment.

In terms of “swiftness”, it is an excellent user experience of 6DNS system. Since most current DNS authoritative servers do not support IPv6 access, the existing dual stack network still borrows IPv4 DNS for resolution. Once the IPv4 network fails, it will affect IPv6 content access, so IPv6 users also need to rely on IPv4 networks and DNS. The 6DNS system does not affect the existing IPv4 network at all, and to supplement 6DNS to form a complete IPv6 network query access can ensure that the global IPv6 resources are accessible to the users. In addition, 6DNS uses load balancing and cache management technology to fully balance the load between servers to support high-capacity input, output and caching, and adopts multiple optimization techniques to greatly improve user query speed.

In terms of “easy-to-operate”, 6DNS system includes access control management, data statistics and domain name blacklist and other functions. The 6DNS system has a simple and clear Web management interface that can control the terminal access, set the blacklist of domains and make data statistics, including intuitively displaying the real-time data of 6DNS with graphics to provide the administrator with valuable information, following the principles of simpleness and swiftness in real sense.

President of BII Group Liu Dong said, “Before the official release of 6DNS system, we have already cooperated with more than 40 organizations in IPv6 DNS such as Renmin University of China, Nanjing University, Henan Education and Research Computer Network and Shanghai University, and deployed the 6DNS system according to the characteristics of users and network environment in different organizations to provide millions of IPv6 users with services. We also hope to work with partners in the industry to jointly drive the global IPv6 development.”

As the only state-level engineering research center in the field of China’s future Internet, BII has always been focusing on the research on the fundamental key technologies and applications for the industrial development of DNS root server and IPv6 future Internet to build the “Internet Base Technology Public Service Platform” and promote global Internet connectivity. In addition, public DNS: 240c::6666 of IPv6 was also released together with 6DNS system this time, which is designed to provide free public DNS services with excellent performance to enable the IPv6 network users to have access to safe, stable, high-speed and intelligent Internet experience.

The World’s Top Experts Kick Off for Internet Infrastructure Forum (IIF)

During Global Network Technology Conference at Beijing on Nov 28th morning, several world’s top Internet experts kick off for Internet Infrastructure Forum (IIF) together, announcing the launch of IIF which is initiated by BII-CFIEC. Meanwhile, experts including Dr. Vinton Cerf proactively speak for the sustainable development of Internet infrastructure during the forum meeting in the afternoon.



The participants of IIF kick off include Wu Hequan (Academician of CAE, Director of ISC),Dr. Paul Mockapetris (Inventor of DNS, Internet Hall of Fame), Dr. Paul Vixie (Inventor of ISC, Internet Hall of Fame), Professor Kilnam Chon (Father of Korea Internet, Internet Hall of Fame), representative of Professor Jun Murai (Founder of WIDE, Internet Hall of Fame), Professor Nick McKeown (Pionner of SDN, Professor of Stanford University), Mr. Phil Robb (Operation VP of Linux Foundation), Dr. Dan Pitt (Senior VP of MEF), Latif Ladid (Global IPv6 Forum President) and Mr. Liu Dong (President of BII-CFIEC). The forum will focus on the advocacy of IPv6 and DNS as the first step, and carry out in all levels to bolster the connectivity of Internet Infrastructure worldwide.

Dr. Vinton Cerf, Father of Internet, who has been known as the evangelist of IPv6 for decades, prepares a video talk to encourage Internet industry to collectively implement IPv6 for the global good. Other speakers also talk about how emerging network technologies guarantee the development of Internet infrastructure, technologies that include but not limited to IPv6, DNS, access technologies, security and privacy, and so forth.

Mr. Liu Dong, President of BII-CFIEC, advocates prospectively for the sustainable development of Internet infrastructure, and emphasizes that Internet Infrastructure Forum could serve an important role of bolstering innovation and connectivity in the Internet’s infrastructure, worldwide. The sustainable development and evolution of Internet infrastructure is essential to the global cyberspace and digital economy, and IIF will provide a larger scale of innovation platform for the Internet community with more opportunity to contribute to new applications that it enables.

In the future, IIF will represent interests of the industry, developing and sharing best business practices that emerging network technologies implement in support of the need of Internet community to the public, so that they can weigh its outcomes for the digital economy. The forum would also serve as a multistakeholder platform for diverse and innovative players from across the Internet infrastructure industry, academic and user communities to better communicate, and advocate the development of Internet infrastructure for the global good.