The New Internet Technology
Before we look at the new internet technology, let us try to understand the basic technology working behind internet. The Internet infrastructure comprises of hardware components and software layers controlling different aspects of the architecture. The Internet Engineering Task Force is responsible for designing and standardization process of the software architecture. The internet layer facilitates the computers to spot and locate each other via Internet Protocol addresses or the IP. The software layer offers provides connectivity between hosts on the same local network.
The Internet Protocol is of course the most important component of the Internet model. It is the addressing systems for computers, to help them find each other and transmit information. Whenever you access information on web, you are doing it through IPv4, which is the center of the whole structure and allows data to be transferred on the internet. Each computer has a unique IP address. The only problem here is that IPv4 was designed way back in the 1980’s. Today there is a need of the new internet technology, catering to those ever growing number of users and for the transmission of colossal amount of data. IPv4 was never designed to handle that kind of service.
The demand for new IP addresses is growing at a fast rate. We will need new internet technology to cater to the expanding needs and upgrade IPv4. Perhaps you have already heard of IPv6. It has an important feature of massively increasing the number of possible IP addresses. Although it was designed in 1990, it was never implemented. It is the current exhaustion of the IPv4 that is making way for the new internet technology. It is being hailed as the only savior and time is running out.
Future mobile networks are being structured around IP frameworks, hence internet-based mobile networks should pay close attention to the new internet technology and IPv6. Today we stand at the cusp of a huge upgrading of one of the most fundamental technologies of the internet, from IPv4 to IPv6. Make way for the new internet technologies.