SOURCE: IPv6 Forum

January 24, 2008 13:36 ET

Prime Time for IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - The IPv6 Forum and its sub-organization, the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee, officially recommend adoption of the interoperability testing platform of the IPv6 Ready Logo Phase II Program. The official recommendation of the move to the higher level of interoperability required by the Phase II logo platform is based on the Forum's recognition of the maturing of offerings in the market and demand for higher quality products from end users. The IPv6 Ready Logo white paper that describes the test specifications and the IPv6 Ready Logo Phase Series, including Phase II, can be found at http://www.ipv6forum.com/dl/white/IPv6_Ready_Logo_White_Paper_Final.pdf.

The number of IPv6 tested and approved devices is rapidly increasing. At the end of 2007, the number of Phase II approved devices had exceeded 100 to reach 120 tested and approved devices, showing an exponential curve. With regards to the Phase I Logo, the number of tested and approved devices remains on a steady increase and has reached a total of 340 devices from vendors worldwide. The Forum's goal for the Phase II Program is to reach or exceed the same level of penetration as the Phase I Program.

"The move to Phase II is a signal that the highest quality IPv6 products should be deployed to build the new Internet infrastructure," said Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

Recently, the activities of the IPv6 Ready Logo Program have been watched closely by various standards and certification organizations, including government certification authorities, from around the world.

"The IPv6 Forum is pleased to recommend the adoption of the Phase II platform based on the momentum of the Phase II Program," said Jim Bound CTO IPv6 Forum. "The Phase II platform will provide enhancements for IPv6 testing verification over Phase I to assist the deployment of IPv6."

"The increase of Phase II winning products shows the growth of momentum for IPv6 professional deployment. Also, collaboration with national certification organizations is a very important step to promote the global unique technical specifications and their implementation. We encourage every vendor to obtain a Phase II logo in order to enter into a real business phase with IPv6 technology," said Hiroshi Esaki, Chairman of the IPv6 Logo Committee, Executive Director of IPv6 Promotion Council Japan and Board member of the WIDE Project.

The IPv6 Forum has been administering the IPv6 Ready Logo Program since 2003 when the Phase I Program was launched focusing on mainstream interoperability. In 2005, the Phase II Program kicked off moving the devices towards richer interoperability.

The IPv6 Ready Logo Committee is an international Task Force chaired by Hiroshi Esaki, and technically supported by Cesar Viho at IRISA in France, Erica Johnson at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) in the United States and Hiroshi Miyata of the TAHI organization in Japan.

For further information, please contact each specific project coordinating team or visit their web sites. The web site of the IPv6 Ready Program is http://www.ipv6ready.org.

The IPv6 test and conformance bodies and events building the backbone of this program are, but not limited to:

University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab: http://www.iol.unh.edu

TAHI Test Event: http://www.tahi.org

ETSI IPv6 Plugtest: http://www.etsi.org/plugtests

IRISIA: http://www.irisa.fr/tipi

NICI v6Lab (TAIWAN): http://interop.ipv6.org.tw

TTA (KOREA): http://www.tta.or.kr/English/new/main/index.htm

BII (China): http://www.biigroup.com

JATE (Japan): http://www.jate.or.jp

About the IPv6 Forum

The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of over 180 leading Internet service vendors, National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) and international ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure Next Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology.

Contact Information

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