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"Internet TV" IPv6 transformation started, listed companies actively participated

  • Author:DH
  • Release on :2020-04-30

On April 26, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the General Office of the State Administration of Radio and Television jointly issued a notice on promoting the IPv6 transformation of the Internet TV business (hereinafter referred to as the "Notice"), which proposed specifics for the IPv6 transformation of the Internet TV integrated service platform, transmission network and receiving equipment. Claim.

This is the first time that the two departments have jointly promoted the IPv6 transformation of the Internet TV business. The purpose is to allow Internet TV and other high-traffic "trucks" to run on the IPv6 "highway" and further prosper the IPv6 ecology. The reporter learned in the interview that listed companies, including Shenzhen Konka, have responded positively, and some already have product foundations and practical cases.

Internet TV IPv6 transformation "Annual Task" is clear

IPv6 is considered to capture the "bull nose" of the key technology of the next generation Internet. It not only solves the obstacles for various devices to connect to the Internet, but also is closely related to applications such as IoT, big data, Internet of Things, and cloud computing. In 2017, the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the General Office of the State Council issued the "Action Plan for Advancing the Sixth Edition of the Internet Protocol (IPv6)" (hereinafter referred to as the "Action Plan"). The goal is to take 5 to 10 years to form the next generation The Internet's independent technology system and industrial ecology have built the world's largest IPv6 business application network.

Against the background of the acceleration of the "new infrastructure" in 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the "Notice on Carrying out Special Actions to Improve IPv6 End-to-End Connectivity in 2020" in March, which clarified seven key tasks and promoted the IPv6 industry from "passage" "Open to traffic".

The latest notice issued by the two departments, for the first time, worked together on the "Internet TV business" side to clarify the timetable for the IPv6 transformation of the network, platform and equipment. This means that the foundation for supporting IPv6 in fixed network infrastructure, data centers, etc. In the above, the market space for IPv6 transformation of radio and television has been further opened.

Active actions of listed companies

According to the requirements of the notice, the IPv6 transformation of the Internet TV service should be carried out simultaneously from the platform, network, and equipment. China Telecom, China Mobile, and China Unicom will carry out IPv6 transformation on the equipment related to the backbone network, metropolitan area network, access network and Internet backbone direct connection point through which the Internet TV service passes. By the end of the third quarter of 2020, the above-mentioned network infrastructure IPv6 transformation was fully completed. IPv6 network performance was converged with IPv4, and the main indicators such as average packet loss rate and delay did not deteriorate by more than 10% compared with IPv4.

Central Radio and Television Headquarters, Shanghai Radio and Television Station, Hunan Radio and Television Station, Guangdong Radio and Television Station, Zhejiang TV Station and Hangzhou Radio and Television Station with Internet TV Integration Licenses are required to carry out IPv4 / IPv6 dual-stack transformation of the Internet TV integration platform and support IPv6-based protocols Scheduling and on-demand services. By the end of the third quarter of 2020, all software and hardware platforms of the Internet TV integrated platform must be completed, covering 80% of the total number of Internet TV users. On-demand traffic based on the IPv6 protocol accounts for 10% of all on-demand traffic.

China Mobile, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, Baidu Cloud, JD Cloud, Huawei Cloud, and ChinaNetCloud will implement IPv6 transformation of the content distribution network (CDN) related to the Internet TV business. By the end of 2020, the service capability of Internet TV services based on IPv6 protocol will reach more than 85% of IPv4; the acceleration performance of Internet TV services based on IPv6 protocol will reach more than 85% of IPv4.

In addition, receiving devices such as set-top boxes and smart TVs newly produced by manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Huawei, Skyworth, Hisense, TCL, Changhong, Konka, and Kyushu fully support IPv6, and accelerate the upgrade of qualified stock receiving devices. Tmall, JD.com, Taobao, Pinduoduo and other e-commerce platform companies should give priority to users to recommend IPv6 set-top boxes, smart TVs and other terminal equipment. The newly deployed Internet TV receiving equipment (including but not limited to set-top boxes, smart TVs and other product forms) of all relevant units should support IPv6.

The relevant person in charge of Shenzhen Konka told reporters that Konka Group has been closely following the national policy trend for many years, actively responding to the national call, and has already carried out relevant R & D exploration in the field of IPv6. "IPv6 technology is the only way for the development of the Internet. We will pay close attention to it and increase research and development efforts to strive for the full support of IPv6 technology as soon as possible in its home appliances and Internet of Things products."

In 2019, Dual-Stack Union, a subsidiary of China NetScience Technology, officially passed Phase-2 testing of the IPv6 Ready core protocol at the next-generation Internet National Engineering Center-Global IPv6 Test Center. According to the company's 2019 annual report, all the products of Netsu Science and Technology have supported IPv6, and launched a full-link IPv6 one-stop solution that uses dual protocol stack technology to help customers quickly realize the IPv4 / IPv6 based Obstacle communication, the need to complete IPv6 transformation.

Jiachuang Video Information disclosed in its 2019 annual report that the company has completed the construction of a backbone network of multiple provincial radio and television network companies, with a large number of network design and engineering implementation cases, and reserves certified technical experts in multiple technical directions; Carry out the application of new technologies such as IPv6 network platform in the data transmission projects of radio and television operators, and already have multiple pilot and application cases of innovative services.