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ISPs

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a key role in the global adoption of IPv6. For End User organisations, the question of whether their ISP can provide IPv6 services is one of the most significant factors in deciding whether or not to commit resources to their own IPv6 deployment.

For an ISP, IPv6 deployment is even more important to projecting an image as a market leader than for other industries. As IPv6 deployment progresses, those ISPs who have not invested in adopting IPv6 in their networks may find attracting new customers difficult, and may begin to lose existing customers who wish to proceed with their own IPv6 deployment.

Training

Many ISPs in the RIPE NCC service region are members of the RIPE NCC. As a member, your staff can attend the RIPE NCC’s IPv6 training courses for no additional cost, or participate in one of our IPv6-related webinars. These courses and webinars provide information on how to obtain IPv6 addresses, how to register them in the RIPE Database, and how to prepare your deployment and addressing plans.

You can also take the IPv6 course available through the RIPE NCC Academy, a virtual learning environment that lets users learn at their own pace and become certified in a particular area of expertise.

    Learn more about the RIPE NCC Academy, training and webinars.

    RIPE NCC members attend an IPv6 training course

    More Information

    There are several good case studies and technical documents specifically aimed at ISPs.

    At the more technical end of the scale, there are several RFC documents maintained by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that include case studies for IPv6 deployment under various business models:

    • RFC 5375: IPv6 Unicast Address Assignment Considerations
      This document aims to provide the information and recommendations relevant to planning the addressing aspects of IPv6 deployments. The document also provides IPv6 addressing case studies for both an enterprise and an ISP network.