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zen internet uk isp

27th July, 2015 (6 Comments)

Rochdale-based ISP Zen Internet has just become the latest broadband and phone provider to announce a trial of Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6), which is designed to replace the old IPv4 Internet addressing standard.

bt uk isp logo

10th July, 2015 (3 Comments)

Some of BT’s residential broadband subscribers report that their connections have recently been assigned an IPv6 Internet address, which has caused a few to speculate that the ISP might soon be ready to begin full scale customer trials. But you might have to wait a little bit longer for that.

sky hub sr102 black

12th June, 2015 (8 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband have informed us that the ISP is pushing out a new firmware update for their “Sky Hub” SR101 broadband routers, which appears to finally add support for the new “new” IPv6 Internet addressing standard that Sky plan to trial.

sky broadband uk

10th April, 2015 (5 Comments)

The past couple of years have seen all of the major consumer broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom remain fairly silent on the impending need to support the “new” IPv6 Internet addressing standard. But now one of the biggest providers, Sky Broadband, is finally preparing to take the matter seriously by initiating its first customer trials.

isle of man uk

6th November, 2014 (0 Comments)

Douglas-based ISP Wi-Manx can today celebrate after they were officially granted a license amendment, which will turn them into the third full telecoms operator on the Isle of Man (this is a British Crown dependency / island located in the Irish Sea).


27th August, 2014 (30 Comments)

Fixed 4G wireless broadband ISP Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), which launched in June, claims to have put right a problem that caused connection drops for some of their early subscribers and has promised to release a limited block of public IPv4 addresses to their consumer customers (at cost) in order to cater for those frustrated by the network’s use of IP address sharing (CGNAT).

world internet connectivity

13th August, 2014 (2 Comments)

Most of you probably won’t have noticed but a sizeable chunk of the global Internet suffered a brief period of instability and slowdown today (around 9am BST), which occurred after an error with Verizon’s autonomous systems and Cisco’s older routers caused a critical Internet routing limit to be reached. It will probably happen again too.

ipv6 internet address

22nd May, 2014 (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 (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 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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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.

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