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IPv6 14 August 2014

New CEA Webinar Archive on IPv6 and Broadband

Pekka Nikander
By Pekka NikanderGuest Author

The Consumer Electronics Association has organized a series of webinars on IPv6, with the first one being this week on Tuesday, 12 August, on IPv6 and Broadband. I contributed an introduction from the Internet Society perspective on IPv6 deployment, pointing to the ongoing World IPv6 Launch measurements, Google’s global IPv6 measurements, and a list of the areas where we at the Internet Society would like to see more IPv6 deployment, specifically:

  • Mobile networks
  • Websites
  • Home consumer electronics devices (TVs, game consoles, DVRs, etc.)

After my introduction, a series of network operators talked about their own IPv6 deployments, their challenges, their solutions, and remaining obstacles to more IPv6 deployment. Speakers were Barbara Stark from AT&T; Samir Vaidya from Verizon Wireless; and Hans Thienpondt from Telenet. John Brzozowski, the moving force behind Comcast’s IPv6 rollout who also chairs the CEA IPv6 Working Group, moderated the panel and led an insightful question and answer session to cap it all off. All of these folks have done real heavy lifting to get IPv6 deployed in their networks, and all of their networks show up in the top 10 networks in our World IPv6 Launch Measurements.

I’m happy to report that a publicly available recording of this webinar is available at

Register Now for the Next CEA IPv6 Webinar

As I mentioned, this is the first in a series of planned webinars and while this one was focused on the ISP and mobile operator perspective, the next one, on 16 September, will feature a number of large website operators who have also enabled IPv6 on their networks. Google, Facebook, and Netflix will talk about the work they have done to get IPv6 enabled on their websites. You can register for this seminar here. (There is a fee for folks who are not CEA members to join this webinar).

From the webinar’s abstract:

The IPv6 Transition: Making Content Available and Ensuring the Optimal Customer Experience
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

While some mainstream content providers have enabled their content to be available over both IPv4 and IPv6, a large population of the same continues to be available only over IPv4. Join this webinar to learn why making your content available over IPv6 is critical to the IPv6 transition and more importantly to ensure an optimal customer experience.  As part of this webinar, manufacturers, service providers and retailers in the consumer electronics industry will learn why support for IPv6 is important as the steps required to ensure popular consumer electronics are enabled to support and actively using the same.

I hope you enjoy this month’s IPv6 webinar archive and can tune into the next one on 16 September. Also keep in mind if you’re looking for detailed information on how to deploy IPv6 on your own network, you can always look to our Internet Society Deploy360 Programme for real-world deployment information.

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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