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China expected to lead the world's first commercial use of IPv6
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16:25, December 04, 2008

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The project of "China's Next Generation Internet (CNGI)" has made great breakthrough in scientific innovation and industrialization. China has established the world's largest CNGI demonstration network and accomplished a series of pioneering achievements in sci-tech. Its key technology and equipment industrialization have taken shape, with its market share jumping to the second worldwide. China is expected to be the first commercial user of IPv6 technology.

Zhang Xiaoqiang, vice minister of the National Reform and Development Commission (NRDC) said, over the past five years, China has invested over 3 billion yuan in building a large-scale CNGI demonstration network consisting of six backbone networks, two exchange centers and 273 premises networks, covering a total of one million users in some 30 cities across the country. Furthermore, the world's largest IPv6 Internet, which is established in 25 universities including Tsinghua University, has become the pilot in this field.

With the help of CNGI, the project has made a series of innovative achievements, with many of them being on the world level, including the new network address system developed by China Education and Research Network and IPv6 Internet. These innovations enabled China to rank among the worlds most advanced in terms of next-generation Internet development.

As for the results, CNGI formed the most mature next-generation Internet system after the US by blending high-tech industrialization with science. It completely put an end to the passive state of being under the control of others during the era of first generation Internet. Homemade facilities and products, which make up over half of the equipment in the core network, operate in a good condition.

By People's Daily Online

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