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Getting to know IPv6

Now that World IPv6 Day is behind us, we can all take comfort in the fact that the Internet didn’t collapse when major companies including Google, Facebook and Yahoo! enabled IPv6 on their main URLs for 24 hours. For the next few years (or decades?) there will be a transition period when both IPv4 and IPv6 will be used on the Internet. While the share of IPv6 traffic is currently tiny, it is growing rapidly, and soon, some users will only have IPv6 addresses. For companies that deliver content over the Internet (many local broadcasters), now is the time to begin implementing IPv6 on their website servers.

Budapest U establishes IPv6 training and research lab

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has established a laboratory for training and research in Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6), located at the Department of Telecommunications in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. The purpose of the lab is to provide an open environment for validating solutions, network setups, and applications built on IPv6 and to provide onsite and online training in IPv6-related information and communications technology solutions to academics, government administrators, and telecom specialists.

IPv6 transitional uncertainties

The telecommunications industry has been around for quite some time. Whether you take it as a starting date the first efforts with the wired telegraph in the 1830’s, or the telephone in the 1870’s, this industry has been around for quite a long time. During this periods it has made huge achievements, and there is no doubt that the impacts of this industry have changed our lives in many ways. Indeed, this industry has a rich history of achievement. It is literally amazing that this industry has managed to preserve dial tone on telephone handsets while completely changing the underlying network and switching fabric of the telephone system numerous times.

Virgin Media trials 1.5 Gbps speeds using DOCSIS 3.0 with IPv6 support in London

UK cable operator Virgin Media has successfully trialed broadband speeds of 1.5 Gbps in East London using DOCSIS 3.0 technology from Cisco. Virgin Media achieved the new speeds using Cisco’s (3G60) Broadband Processing Engine, a high-density, cost-effective line card for its flagship uBR10K Universal Broadband Router and Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS).