IEEE recently conducted an interview with Latif Ladid, chair of the upcoming IEEE World Forum on the IoT. The interview addresses a range of topics about the Internet Protocol and IPv6’s extendibility in light of the current forecast for billions of sensors and connected devices. Given IPSO’s work to promote IP, we’re sharing a snippet interview originally posted on

How IPv6 Supports the Internet of Things

Latif Ladid is the chair of the upcoming IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things (IoT). He is an IoT subject matter expert and discusses how Internet addresses and IPv6 technology can support the growing number of connected devices and their communications requirements.

Question: Does the IPv6 model recognize all of the requirements created by IoT?

Latif Ladid: I would say yes, thanks to the work that’s been done within the IPv6 Forum as well as the IPSO Alliance. There will also be some relevant discussions at the upcoming World Forum on IoT this December in Milan, where a number of scenarios will be discussed. Right now, for example, there are thousands of cameras around the world for security and safety purposes. Today they are all connected in a proprietary manner through a network. But in the future, other people may be permitted to connect to them from anywhere for global cooperation between various governments or law enforcement agencies. This is where IPv6 will play a major role.

Read the full interview