The primary function of IPv6 is to allow for more unique TCP/IP address identifiers to be created, now that we’ve run out of the 4.3 billion created with IPv4. This is one of the main reasons why IPv6 is such an important innovation for the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (A.I). Internet-connected products are becoming increasingly popular, and while IPv4 addresses couldn’t meet the demand for IoT products, IPv6 gives IoT products a platform to operate on for a very long time.

There are dozens of reasons why IPv6 is superior to IPv4 (and why this new internet protocol is important for companies to understand), but we’re zeroing in on IPv6 for IoT. Let’s take a look

Operation IPv4 Ipv6
Manual IP Assignment
Transmit Fragmented Packets
More Efficient Routing
4 Billion Devices
End to End Connection Integrity
Inbuilt IPSEC Advanced Security