SOURCE: IPv6 Forum

IPv6 Forum

June 22, 2009 15:14 ET

Internet Evangelist Promotes IPv6 to ISPs

TOKYO and LUXEMBOURG and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - The IPv6 Forum and its sub-organization, the IPv6 Enabled Steering Group, today announced the introduction of the IPv6 Enabled Logo Program, a new program aimed at testing and validating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for IPv6 readiness and adoption.

"IPv6 needs to be integrated and offered as a service by all ISPs to sustain Internet growth and, by the same token, to drive end-to-end innovation," said Dr. Vint Cerf, Internet Evangelist, Google, and Honorary Chair, IPv6 Forum.

The IPv6 Forum IPv6 Ready Logo Program has clearly demonstrated the widespread support of IPv6 in products. The impressive list of vendors indicates the number of potential IPv6 users ready to use IPv6 and represents a real incentive for ISPs to enable IPv6 access for their customers.

The IPv6 Forum has been tracking the adoption of IPv6 at ISPs and recognized the need for a quality assurance logo program for ISPs. The creation of this new logo program will support IPv6 deployment in networks at ISPs with the goal of sustaining quality IPv6 services.

"The IPv6 Enabled ISP Logo Program will support ISPs in verifying and validating the integration of IPv6 in their networks when refreshing or building their IPv6 Internet infrastructure," said Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

"The ISPs were the prime drivers of the IPv4 Internet and they are now even more crucial for the IPv6 Internet," stated Yanick Pouffary, Chair v6 Ready/Enabled Programs, NAv6TF Technology Director and IPv6 Forum Fellow.

"We recognize the fact that the market needs the IPv6 Enabled ISP Logo Program to accelerate the introduction of 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.

Liu Dong, Chair v6 Enabled Program, China IPv6 Council, commented, "We deployed this IPv6 ISP logo program to foster deployment of IPv6 for the ISP world and we are looking forward to a positive response."

For further information, please visit the IPv6 ISP Logo Program Web site: http://www.ipv6forum.com/ipv6_enabled

About the IPv6 Forum

The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of 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 New 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.

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