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Internet Out of IPv4 Addresses by 2012, the Consultancy Says

The growing popularity of smartphones, IPTV and other gadgets connecting to the Internet is eating up real estate on the net, and soon techies can expect cyberspace to run out of room, according to a Frost & Sullivan analyst briefing Thursday.

Experts say today's Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) also limits services of multimedia content and data communication, including mobile IP, P2P and video calls. With new mobile IPv6, telecommunication providers can easily roll out custom services from movies to ring tones to television.

Read full story: InformationWeek

Related topics: Internet Protocol, IPTV, IPv6, P2P

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Re: Internet Out of IPv4 Addresses by 2012, the Consultancy Says Jothan Frakes  –  May 09, 2006 4:04 PM PDT

Ut oh, not again… This is at least the 8th time in 13 years I have heard this report.  Unfortunately, if this is the actual time it is true, there is a lot of folks who might be desensitized to this message, ala 'boy that cried wolf'.

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