Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom By Gabe Fried, Chief Executive Officer, IPv4.Global

As we progress further into the digital age, new technologies are the driving forces behind IoT, big data, and enterprise cloud computing. The growth in these areas comes principally from massive economies of scale in storage, bandwidth, chipset manufacturing and other inputs. Each of these new technologies relies on internet connectivity, and until IPv6 adoption takes over as the dominant protocol, demand for IPv4 addresses will continue to grow. Connecting the remaining 1+ billion people on earth plus the myriad new devices trying to connect with older devices will require a dual-stack existence for many more years. The balance of the 4.3 billion IPv4 addresses that remain unused is shrinking, and enterprises around the world are scrambling to ensure they have enough to meet their growth plans.

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