The overall scope of IPv6 Enhanced Council is to accelerate the adoption of IPv6 by more users, terminals, networks and contents enabling IPv6 to connect everything. This will in turn foster IPv6-based innovations.
The progress of 5G connectivity, Industrial IoT, Artificial Intelligence and the pervasive use of Hybrid-Multi-Cloud services involves the following areas that will be initially considered:
IPv6 Enhanced Council will investigate the IPv6 functionalities as required by the new and evolving applications in order to develop an Enhanced IPv6 network. IPv6 and all the new generation technologies based on IPv6 will drive the transformation of network services, stimulating business models innovation. Important features will be considered including:
IPv6 Enhanced Council will also seek to enhance the capture and dissemination of feedback from real-life IPv6 deployments, trials, show cases and relevant industry projects.
IPv6 Enhanced Council will encourage the active cooperation and interaction among SDOs and fora as well as the research communities working in the domain of IPv6 deployment. Since IPv6 Enhanced Council will not develop protocol specifications, it will refer to the IETF for this. It is planned to communicate the progress of their work with other SDOs in order to avoid overlap and to encourage a coordinated approach.