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Thailand heralds new IPv6 Internet era

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BANGKOK, June 5 – Thailand’s Internet Protocol (IP) will be changed from version 4 (IPv4) to the latest version 6 (IPv6) to deal with IP address exhaustion in the near future, according to a cabinet resolution yesterday.

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry informed the cabinet that IPv4, which currently carries the vast majority of Internet traffic allows only 4 billion addresses, but the need has arisen for more addresses than IPv4 can accommodate.

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