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ipv6 internet address

22nd May, 2014 - 9:18 am (8 Comments)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which among other things is the international organisation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation (IANA use to do this), has warned that the global supply of IPv4 addresses has now reached a “critical level” and thus IPv6 adoption has become a “requirement for any network that needs to survive“.


6th February, 2014 - 2:12 pm (6 Comments)

The Government has today called for feedback on their plans to develop a future digital communications infrastructure strategy, which aims to design a long-term plan for building even faster broadband networks, supporting the roll-out of IPv6 Internet addresses and developing 5G based Mobile Broadband technology etc.

xbox one microsoft

11th October, 2013 - 8:29 am (8 Comments)

Microsoft has revealed new details about the changes to its Xbox One network architecture, including improvements to its Peer to Peer (P2P) based multiplayer component and claims that the adoption of IPv6 Internet addresses should make the system faster and more secure (IPsec). But you’ll need a compatible broadband ISP in order to benefit.

ipv6 internet address

3rd May, 2013 - 1:06 pm (14 Comments)

Customers of BT Retail’s Total Broadband Option 1 package have reportedly become experimental subjects for the ISP’s new pilot of the controversial IPv4 internet address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT) technology, which could cause problems because it allows a single IP address to be shared between several users.

be broadband uk isp

27th February, 2013 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP BE Broadband (O2) has released a new beta firmware v10.2.2.9 for its Technicolor TG582n (BE Box v2) broadband router that adds a number of new features, including preliminary IPv6 support, greater access control over other network devices and automatic WiFi channel selection for an improved wireless signal.

internet information technology

22nd January, 2013 - 9:15 am (13 Comments)

Internet providers from around the United Kingdom have given a decidedly mixed response after we asked a group of them whether IPv4 address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT) was the future of fixed line broadband (i.e. until full IPv6 adoption). CGNAT allows a single IP address to be shared between several users but this can introduce serious problems.

plusnet uk

15th January, 2013 - 9:04 am (15 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet has quietly announced a controversial plan to conduct a 3 week trial of IPv4 address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT). But sharing a single IP address between several customers, often as a means of delaying IPv6 adoption, carries with it more than a few problems.

ipv6 internet address

7th December, 2012 - 1:58 pm (22 Comments)

The 6UK campaign, a not-for-profit membership organisation that was setup with support from Vinton Gray “Vint” Cerf (i.e. father of the internet) and others to help encourage UK ISP uptake of the IPv6 internet addressing standard, has announced that it is “powerless to encourage adoption” without more government support and will thus have to close.

aaisp uk

30th November, 2012 - 2:58 pm (6 Comments)

Business ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has today officially announced the introduction of a simplified new broadband package for home users (Home::1), which forgoes the providers complicated “units based” charging model in favour of a simple usage allowance quota. But is it too expensive?

ipv6 internet address

14th September, 2012 - 4:12 pm (3 Comments)

The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), which manages the regional distribution of internet addresses for the UK, Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia (required by all devices that connect to the internet), has officially handed out the final blocks of IPv4 address space from its available pool.

world wide internet traffic

5th September, 2012 - 8:08 am (5 Comments)

Europe’s Regional Internet Registry (RIR), RIPE NCC, which handles the distribution of internet addresses for the UK and EU (needed by all devices that connect to the internet), has officially warned that they have just “one month worth of IPv4 address space” left (about 4,134,976 addresses).

aaisp uk

20th August, 2012 - 10:50 am (4 Comments)

ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has today celebrated its tenth year of offering Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) services to UK internet customers, which comes at a time when many of their rivals are still “dragging their heels” over adoption of the standard; that’s despite IPv4 addresses in Europe being perilously close to running out.

ipv6 internet address

26th July, 2012 - 3:19 am (1 Comment)

The boss of UK business ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has warned that RIPE NCC, which handles the distribution and registering of internet addresses for most of Europe, is “forecast to run out” of IPv4 addresses this very weekend. But what does that mean for ordinary folk like you or me?

world ipv6 launch day

6th June, 2012 - 1:07 am (9 Comments)

Several of the United Kingdom’s largest consumer broadband ISPs have spoken to ISPreview.co.uk about the increasingly urgent issue of Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) adoption and their current state of readiness for today’s World IPv6 Launch Day. So far none of the big home broadband ISPs have officially signed up to the initiative.

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