17 bln devices to connect to the Internet in 2012

By 2012 about 17 bln devices will connect to the Internet, estimates IDC. 30% of the Internet service provider networks, however, will support IPv6 by 2010, and 30% of user networks by 2012, according to a study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the RTI International on IPv6 migration.