China Mandates IPv6 for Router Manufacturers Starting December 1

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October 18, 2023

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MiiT) has directed local router manufacturers to default to the IPv6 protocol from December 1, 2023, onwards. This directive encompasses wireless LAN equipment that offers a public IP address allocation feature, ensuring that they have IPv6 address allocation as their default setting while still permitting user-configured settings.

All agencies responsible for testing and approving such equipment must now have the capability to test for IPv6 protocol compliance, ensuring all new equipment meets the standard, asserted MiiT.

Via CircleID