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Infinite Internet Address (IPv6)
Expansion Roadmap to Promote
a New Internet Industry
- Launching IPv6 based commercial service in 2014

Download the 2014 IPv6 Roadmap Document: IPv6 Roadmap Korea.pdf
Dr. Hyun Kahng, Chair, IPv6 Forum-Korea

IPv6 Forum Mauritius Has Been Founded

Port Louis/Luxembourg, September 22, 2014 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes the formation of a new IPv6 initiative
with the establishment of the IPv6 Forum Mauritius under the leadership of Dr. Clarel Catherine as its first President.
Clarel is Lecturer at the University of Technology Mauritius.

Download the press release: Mauritius.pdf
Dr. Clarel Catherine, President, IPv6 Forum Mauritius

NETFLIX starts streaming on IPv6 in Europe

Netflix streams on IPv6 now since mid Sep 2014 in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

NETFLIX web site: http://www2.netflix.com/WiHome"

Contributor: Javed Vohra, Senior Network Engineer at Netflix

IPv6 Forum @ ITU Telecom World 2014

ITU Telecom World 2014 is the leading platform for high-level debate, networking, innovation-showcasing and knowledge-sharing for the global ICT community. Drawing on ITU's unique reach as the lead UN agency for ICT issues, World 2014 brings together public and private sectors, emerging markets and industry investors at the highest level from across the entire ecosystem . Under the theme "Future in Focus", discussions will explore the current massive disruption of the ICT sector and its implications for the future. Join us for the 1 conversation that matters in Doha, Qatar, from 07 - 10 December 2014.

ITU TELECOM World Web site: http://telecomworld.itu.int"

The Next Big Internet Step: Moving to IPv6 to Enable Everything at ITU Telecom World 2014

Web site: :

Venue: Doha, Qatar

Date: December 7-10, 2014

Hosted by: IPv6 Forum & ITU

SixChat: A Novel v6-based End2End Chat w/o NAT

SixChat is a new class of network application, made possible by the NAT-less IPv6 Internet. NAT on the IPv4 Internet allows only outgoing connections from applications running in private internets hidden behind a public address. Since there are ample public addresses in IPv6, there is no need for NAT, so assuming ports are open on firewalls, any node can connect directly to any other node (End2End Direct).

Download the SixChat White Paper: SixChat1.pdf

Download the SixChat Press Release: SixChat2.pdf

Download the IRP Press Release: IRP.pdf

Published by Lawrence Hughes, Founder & CTO of Sixscape

Jim BOUND Award: 2014 IPv6 World Leader ::1 COMCAST

Comcast Cable has enabled IPv6 since 2009 and reached 25 % of v6 traffic in its network as of June 19, 2014.

Download the AWARD: Comcast.png
John Jason Brzozowski, Chief Architect, IPv6 and Fellow, Comcast Cable and IPv6 Working Group Chair, Consumer Electronics Association


CALL FOR PAPERS SCOPE: The IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2015)
will be held April 13-17, 2015 in London, U.K. at the Cruciform Building of University College London (UCL).
NetSoft 2015 will be the first of a series of annual events established as part of the IEEE Software-
Defined Networks initiative of the IEEE Future Directions Committee to build an IEEE-wide community
in this area across multiple IEEE societies and councils

Netsoft 2015 web site: http://sites.ieee.org/netsoft/

Download The Call for papers: NetSoft.pdf

Prime Contacts: GENERAL CO-CHAIR: Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France, TPC CO-CHAIR: Alex Galis, University College London, UK

IoT - IPv6 Integration Handbook for SMEs
IoT6 SME Handbook:
The present handbook has been written to support SMEs in the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 in order to help them addressing the Internet of Things emerging market.

IOT6 web site: http://iot6.eu/

Download theIoT6 HandBook: IoT6book.pdf

Main author: Dr. Maria Rita PALATTELLA, Research Associate with SnT, at the University of Luxembourg

ETN FETCH Project Conference: e-Learning'14

e-Learning 2014 web site: : http://elearning-conf.eu

Venue: University of La Laguna, Tenerife

Date: 11-12 September 2014

ETN FETCH Project web site: http://fetch.ecs.uni-ruse.bg/index.php?cmd=cmsPage&pid=2
ETN FETCH Project Coordinators: Assoc. Prof. Em. Stoyanka Smrikarova and Prof. Angel Smrikarov, University of Ruse

IPv6 Future Enabler: First IPv6 Conference in Scotland

20th November 2014, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK

IPv6: Future Enabler 2014 is the first conference of its type in the UK and the first IPv6
conference to be held in Scotland. It will provide a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange
and debate with experts and peers. The conference will be held in the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh,
in the centre of this historic city. Over one hundred delegates are expected to attend.

IPv6: Future Enabler 2014 will bring together leading experts and industry leaders to share their
extensive experience of IPv6 deployment. The event will consist of an ambitious and
unique programme of presentations and workshops, covering all aspects of the
challenges presented by the exhaustion of the IPv4 address pool and the deployment
of IPv6 and associated technologies.

Web site coming soon in August: target="blank">http://www.ipv6-uk.com
Organised by David Holder, Chair, IPv6 Task Force Scotland, Pete Swift, Head of Research and Ray Bugg, Commercial Director at Scot-Tech Engagement.

Global Forum 2014 in Geneva
GF 2014 web site: :


Venue: Geneva, Switzerland At the CICG

Date: November 17-18, 2014

Download the GF 2014 press release: GF14PR.pdf

Hosted by: Dr. Sylviane TOPORKOFF, Founder & Partner and Sébastien LEVY, Projects ICT, ITEMS International

IPv6 Forum Romania Has Been Founded

Bucharest/Luxembourg, July 24, 2014 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes the formation of a new IPv6 initiative
with the establishment of the Romanian IPv6 Forum under the leadership of Mr. Liviu Pislaru and
Mr. Emanuel Popa, as its President and Vice-President, respectively. Liviu and Emanuel are
IPv6 experts at the leading ISP RCS-RDS in IPv6 deployment in Romania.

Download the press release: IPv6-Romania.pdf

IPv6 Forum Romania Web Site, see: http://www.ipv6forum.ro/ "
Liviu Pislaru, President and Emanuel Popa, Vice-President,

7th Annual North American IPv6 Summit

ICT Spring Europe 2014 web site: :

Venue: New Conference Center Kirchberg 1, rue du fort Thungen L-1499 Luxembourg

Date: July 3-4, 2014

Free Registration: use Code: LLD4321

Hosted by: Kamel Amroune Partner ICT & Finance / ICT Spring Co-founder, Farvest Group

5th European Summit on the Future Internet
FIS 2014 web site: :

Venue: European Commission, Jean Monnet Building, Rue Alcide De Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg

Date: June 12-13, 2014

Hosted by: Prof. Dr. Björn Ottersten, Director, SnT and Dr. Joao Schwarz, Research Fellow, SnT, University of Luxembourg

Sending and receiving emails over IPv6

The change to IPv6 creates new challenges to keep spam out of email. Because of the sheer size of the IPv6 space, it seems more efficient to build a domain-blocking and reputation system rather than an IP-blocking system. But how do we ensure emails over IPv6 have an authenticated domain?

View Frank's outline on this web site: https://engineering.linkedin.com/email/sending-and-receiving-emails-over-ipv6 "
Published by Frank Martin, Postmaster at LinkedIn Engineering.

Sixscape announces The Identity Registration Protocol

IRP is a new application layer protocol that was created to enable a new connectivity paradigm made possible by the essentially unlimited public addresses available in IPv6 – Direct Application to Application Connections. It includes a network user directory, a protocol accessible Public Key Infrastructure (think of it as PKI as a Service) and an IP address registry. Some of this functionality has been available in previous protocols (e.g. DNS, OCSP, LDAP), but IRP improves on that functionality and puts all of it together in one unified, simple to implement, secure protocol.

Download the IRP White Paper: IRP.pdf

Download the IRP Client User Guide IRPClient.pdf
Published by Lawrence Hughes, Founder & CTO of Sixscape

Facebook Towards IPv6-Only Internal Network

No need for complex dual-stack (IPv4/IPv6) deployment in your internal network. Just deploy IPv6 only in your core network and then deploy dual-stack devices on the edge of the network to interact with IPv6 and IPv4 Internet.

Download Paul Saab's presentation delivered at the IPv6 World Congress in Paris march 2014: PaulSaab.pdf

Published by Paul Saab, FACEBOOK

First IPv6-only OpenStack Cloud

Luxembourg/Iserlohn, Germany/Raleigh, USA, June 2, 2014 – Nephos6 deploys the first IPv6-only OpenStack based Cloud service solution in a production environment in the world. Cloud adoption and IPv6 transition are two major inflexion points that shape the evolution of IT today and are the foundation of Next Generation IT infrastructures. The envisioned target architecture combines the agility of cloud with the scalability of IPv6..

Download the press release: Nephos6.pdf

OpenStack Grizzly on IPv6, see: http://www.nephos6.com/insights/whitepapers/ "
Published by Ciprian Popoviciu, (chip(@)nephos6.com), Founder & CEO of Nephos6.

PARIS V6 WORLD CONGRESS 2015: Unleashing the Power

16th International Telecom Networks 2014
http://networks2014.av.it.pt/ /

Date: September 17-19, 2014

Venue: Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal


Paper Submission Due: May 25, 2014

Author Notification: June 23, 2014
General Chair: António Teixeira, Aveiro University

Sommet Marocain sur IPv6 2014 (SMIPv6’14)

Date: May 20-22, 2014

Venue: Institut National des Postes et Télecomunications Avenue Allal El Fassi, Rabat

organised by Cherkaoui LEGHRIS , Task Force IPv6 et Professeur de l'enseignement sup à l'université Hassan II Mohammedia

2014 BEIJING Global IPv6 Summit

Date: April 17-18, 2014

Venue: Presidential Beijing

Endorsed by CNGI (China Next Generation Internet) Expert Committee, China three major carriers & CERNET, and co-hosted by IPv6 Forum & BII Group
organised by Liu Dong, Chair IPv6 Forum China

UK IPv6 COUNCIL Has Been Founded

IPv6 Readiness Assessment Partner (iRAP) Logo Programme

Singapore, 1 April 2014: The IPv6 Forum (Singapore Chapter) has announced today on its newly launch and the first in global logo programme – IPv6 Readiness Assessment Partner (iRAP) to assist the local IT services companies to develop new business opportunities with IPv6 technology.

“This program will give incentives to the System Integrator and Solution Provider to encourage their client to start planning for the implementation IPv6 Technologies in the near future, the Readiness Assessment Exercise will bring the client closer to the System Integrator and become a technologies enablement partner” said Mr Linus Tan, Vice-Chairman – IPv6 Forum (Singapore Chapter) Education Programme.

Web Site: http://www.ipv6forum.sg/"
Created by: IPv6 Forum (Singapore Chapter)
Contact: Linus Tan (linus.tan@ipv6forum.sg)

NEW: IPv6 Ready CE ROUTER Logo Program
Press Release:

Tokyo/Boston/Luxembourg – March 19, 2014 – The IPv6 Forum and its worldwide organization
the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee officially announces the launch of the Interoperability
testing of the IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo Program

https://www.ipv6ready.org/?page=public-review-cpe /
Co-Chairs: Dr. Hiroshi Esaki, Executive Director Japan IPv6 Council and Erica Johnson, Director, UNH and IPv6 Forum Fellow

2014 USA Global IPv6 Summit
Hosted by: The University of Texas, Dallas -Richardson TX March 27-28, 2014

Venue: The Alexander Clark Center, 800 West Campbell Road Richardson, Texas 75080

Honored to have Dr. Vint Cerf as Keynote Speaker.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required.
Web site :

Organised by Christine Maxwell - IPv6 Fellow, now working at the University of Texas at Dallas
Stephan Lagerholm, Vice President, Texas IPv6 Task Force

Contact: Christine (Malina) -Maxwell christine.malina-maxwell@utdallas.edu

Jim BOUND Award: 2014 IPv6 World Leader ::1 Belgium

Jim BOUND Award: 2013 IPv6 World Leader ::1 Switzerland

IPv6 on low power devices(6lo)
6lo: IPv6 over Network of Resource Constrained Nodes, A WG at IETF since Nov, 2013

6lo works on:
• IPv6-over-foo adaptation layer specifications

• Based on 6LoWPAN
– RFC 4944 – RFC 6282 – RFC 6775

• Works closely with – 6man, intarea – Lwig, Core, Roll

Download the 6lo Document :

Samita Chakrabarti, co-chair 6lo WG

IPv6 Meetup Group created by IPv6 Forum (Singapore Chapter)

Criterion Approved "IPv6 Forum Training Partner"

Sixscape announces free IPv6 Forum certified training

This was created by Lawrence Hughes (Gold certified trainer) from content in his 2010 book “The Second Internet” and his Engineer Silver training slides. It has been brought up to date and greatly expanded. It includes Do-It-Yourself projects equivalent to the class labs he used when teaching directly. They require only open-source software and free tunneled service to deploy, and can be done on old decommissioned PCs or VirtualBox. There is no cost to use the training as much as you like. If you are an instructor, you are welcome to provide links to the site as supplementary material for your students.

For detailed information on IPv6 Forum Silver Course, see: www.sixscape.com"
Published by Lawrence Hughes, Founder & CEO of Sixscape

Japan IPv6 Summit Series: 2013 - 2104

IPv6 Summit in TOKYO 2013
Date : 25th Nov. 2013

Published by Tomohiro Fujisaki, mailto:fujisaki(@)syce.net

ITU Regulators Conference: The Need for More IP Addresses
Special Congratulations to Dr Abdullah A. Al Darrab, Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia for moderating the session at the ITU Regulators Conference for setting the bar pretty high and recommending that all Regulators should mandate IPv6 in their nations.

A World of Data: The Need for More IP Addresses Author: Latif Ladid, Researcher, Next Generation Internet Technologies, University of Luxembourg Presentation: A World of Data: The Need for More IP Addresses (Presentation)

GSR Paper & Presentation web link, see: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Conferences/GSR/Pages/GSR2013papers.aspx"
Dr Abdullah A. Al Darrab, Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia

Network Utility Force Approved "IPv6 Forum Training Partner"

IPv6-Enabled Security: The Shifting Security Paradigm
Joe Klein CISSP CISM CISA NSA-IAM/IEM IA-CMM 6Sigma … Day Job – SME Security Architecture, SRA International My Research - Longboat LLC Cyber Security SME, North American IPv6 Task Force Cyber Security SME, IPv6 Forum Cyber Security SME, IPv6 Cyber Security Task Force Contributor to: NIST SP-119, NIST SP-123, DoD MO2, MO3.x, “Planning Guide/Roadmap Toward IPv6 Adoption within the U.S. Government 2012”

Download his presentation: JoeKleinv6.pdf
Published by Joe Klein, likes to sport the title of a Scientific Hooligan

International IPv6 Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date : 25 September 2013 (Wednesday) Time : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Venue : Auditorium IPS, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The event will be officiated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Seri Najib Tun Razak. This international conference would feature prominent international IPv6 leaders from around the global to share their experience in their own region or country in adopting the IPv6 networks. This conference would provide the participants the closure view of the implementation components, and to share advantages and issues of implementation IPv6 within their organization.


IPv6 Deployment Best Practice by China Telecom
China telecom’s IPv6 history can be divided into 2 stages: Stage 1, from 2003 to 2010, the main tasks are technical research, test bed construction and its pilot, and the main purpose is to test and acquire experience. Stage 2, from 2011 to 2015, match the period of China government’s 12th 5-year plan, according to NDRC’s IPv6 project schedule, this stage can be divided into 2 phases: Phase 1(2011-2013) - Small scale commercial deployment; Phase 2(2014-2015) - Large scale commercial deployment

Download the paper: v6CT.pdf
Published by Senior Network Engineer/ CNGI (China Next Generation Internet) Project Manager, China Telecom

IPv6 and Cloud: Two Major Inflection Points

IPv6 and Cloud are two of several major inflection points in the evolution of IT environments, both enterprise and service provider. The IPv6 transition is all about scaling up our IP powered infrastructure as the World is rapidly approaching IPv4 address space exhaustion while the wave of Internet Of Things is rolling in. The Cloud adoption is about driving agility in our service delivery and providing the business with service options. Both transitions happen at the same time, they are complex in their own right (each touches every aspect of IT) and they are interdependent. Driving one without consideration for the other will lead to suboptimal solutions that will require expensive and impactful rework. To be blunt, Cloud will not be able to reach its promise if it is not built on top of IPv6. The current IPv4 based clouds are mere proofs of concept for the envisioned, ubiquitous cloud based services.

OpenStack Grizzly on IPv6, see: http://www.nephos6.com/insights/whitepapers/ "
Published by Ciprian Popoviciu, (chip(@)nephos6.com), Founder & CEO of Nephose6 and Shixiong Shang and Randy Tuttle

Firefox: Unhappy Eyeballs

The “Happy Eyeballs” standard (RFC 6555) has helped prevent some problems where people have “broken IPv6”, by allowing browsers to connect to IPv4 if the IPv6 can’t connect within a reasonable amount of time. Unfortunately, the implementation in the current Mozilla Firefox browser will almost always choose to connect over IPv4 even if IPv6 is available and there is a AAAA record published (so long as there is also an A record published). This is impeding the growth of IPv6 traffic, and may interfere with some sites that provide premium content (or content that simply won’t work over IPv4) to people who connect over IPv6. The most recent Internet Explorer browser also implements Happy Eyeballs, but most of the time if IPv6 is available, it will choose IPv6. even there, it should be possible to disable it.
For a demonstration of the problem (assuming you have IPv6 connectivity), If you install the “sixornot” addon in Firefox, you can see even better what is happening. http://www.v6address.com"
For detailed information on IPv6, including a free IPv6 Forum Silver Course, see: www.sixscape.com"
Published by Lawrence Hughes, Founder & CEO of Sixscape

New IPv6 Book for Brazil

IPv6 Book web site: http://labcisco.blogspot.com.br/

IPv6 Course at UNIMEP : http://unimep.br/gdc_cursos_conteudo.php?cod=205"

Published by Prof. Ms. Samuel Henrique Bucke Brito, IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer (Gold), CCDP, CCNP, CCNA-Voice, CCDA, CCNA, JNCIA-Junos Coordenador do Curso de Redes de Computadores UNIMEP - Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, Brazil

6Lab & Internet of Everything by Cisco

6Lab web site: http://6lab.cisco.com/stats/

Internet of Everything web site: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac79/innov/IoE.html

The White paper itself on IoE economy is here: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac79/docs/innov/IoE_Economy.pdf
Published by Alain FIOCCO, Sr. Director, IPv6 High Impact Project , Cisco Systems

IPv6 in Moroccan Universities

In the context of Moroccan universities, an IPv6 address plan has been established by MARWAN (http://www.marwan.ma) since 2006. This plan consist of dividing the Moroccan national territory to many regions, and many universities per region. Each university can have many academic institutions. MARWAN is a LIR (Local Internet Registry), and has the IPv6 prefix : 2001:4310::/32 which leads to 65536 networks (/48). MARWAN has divided the national territory up to 256 regions. As a consequence, each region has a prefix length of /40. Each region has up to 16 universities with /44 prefix length, and each university can have up to 16 academic institutes with a /48 prefix length. Under this national plan, we have suggested an IPv6 address plan for the University of Meknes (http://www.umi.ac.ma/),

Nabil's web site: http://nabilbenamar.com/?q=node/53

Released by Dr. Nabil Benamar, Professor of computer sciences, System theory and Informatica Laboratory, Moulay Ismail University Meknes, Morocco

Forthnet is in the TOP 10 IPv6-enabled ISPs in the world

Download the Press release in English: Forthnet.pdf

Press Release: http://www.forthnetgroup.gr/News.aspx?a_id=6613"

Date: June 15, 2013

Released by Anastasios Chatzithomaoglou, Manager of IP Engineering, Forthnet, Athens, Hellas

Telefonica Leads IPv6 deployment in Latin America
Press Release: http://pressoffice.telefonica.com/jsp/base.jsp?contenido=/jsp/notasdeprensa/notadetalle.jsp&id=0&origen=portada&idm=eng&pais=1&elem=19926"

Date: June 6, 2013
Communicated by Carlos Ralli Ucendo - Product Development & Innovation (Telefónica Digital) Telefónica I+D SAU Madrid, Spain - IPv6 Blog: http://the-internet6.blogspot.com.es

IPv6: Switzerland is now the world's biggest adopter

Press Release: http://www.swissipv6council.ch/en/news/First-Rank-In-Worldwide-IPv6-User-Introduction-For-Switzerland/


Date: June 11, 2013

Venue: Arena, Sihlcity, Zurich, Switzerland
Organised by Silvia Hagen, Chair. IPv6 Swiss Council

gogoNET LIVE! 4

Presented by Bruce Sinclair, President & CEO of gogo6, the California IPv6 Task Force and the IPv6 Forum

Join us November 12-14 at San Jose, California to be part of the movement to IPv6 & the Internet of Things. The conference focus is on networking for IPv6 and the Internet of Things and how the two are intrinsically related. Learn how to IPv6-enable your web services, how to introduce IPv6 into your networks to connect your customers and how IPv6 can be used to connect smart objects within a variety of IoT network types. Whether you want to use IPv6 to connect people or things come join us to learn state of the art networking technology from the experts leading the way.

To this end the high level conference agenda is: • Nov. 12: Technical hands-on workshops and tutorials. • Nov. 13: Keynote presentations and case studies. • Nov. 14: Functional presentations and product overviews.

www.gogonetlive.com/ For questions please email: info(at)gogonetlive.com

2013 International Conference on Telecommunications


Date: May 6 - 8, 2013

Venue: HOTEL PALACE D'ANFA 171 Bd d Anfa, MA - 20000 Casablanca, Morocco

Endorsed by IEEE, Communications Society and IPv6 Forum; Co-hosted by the University Hassan II and the GREENTIC Research Center, Casablanca, Morocco
Organised by Aawatif Hayar, Prof. University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco

2013 Global IPv6 Summit in China


Date: April 11-12, 2013

Venue: Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing

Endorsed by CNGI (China Next Generation Internet) Expert Committee, China three major carriers & CERNET, and co-hosted by IPv6 Forum & BII Group
organised by Liu Dong, Chair IPv6 Forum China

Singapore: Leadership in IPv6 Deployment


Singapore is one of a major trading hub and financial centre in the region, It is time for companies to lead the IPv6 deployment as the use of IPv6 will soon be a requirement if we are looking to tap into future growth opportunities. Companies that continue to rely solely on IPv4 with no plans to implement IPv6 in the near future risk running into a host of business challenges, from increased costs and limited websites functionality, to inhibiting critical growth opportunities in emerging markets and beyond.

Organised by IPv6 Forum (Singapore Chapter), in this IPv6 conference, you will:
• Understand the potential of IPv6 technology in Singapore
• Learn how to take leadership on IPv6 deployment
• Hear from the President of Global IPv6 Forum, Latif Ladid and other ICT experts on the first hand technology updates
• Witness on recognition and endorsement of NICF and IPv6 Forum Certification by WDA and IPv6 Forum (Global)
• Gain opportunity to meet like-minded industry professionals who keen on keeping abreast of the latest IPv6 technology
Target Audience: CIO, CTO, IT Managers/ Engineers, Training and Human Resource Managers from various industry.

Date: 14th March 2013
Time: 1.00am to 5.45pm

organised by Victor Tang, President, Singapore IPv6 Forum

2013 Singapore IPv6 Innovation Competition Day


IDA Singapore is hosting the first Singapore IPv6 Competition to create interest in IPv6 technology among the IHLs students and to encourage participation in the competition. The objective is to develop IPv6 skills, to stimulate interest, to initiate discussions and to promote creativity around IPv6. This competition will also provide an opportunity for the students to gain hands-on experience with IPv6 technology by coming up with innovative ideas and creating various types of networking projects with the use of IPv6 effectively.

Date: 15th March 2013
Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm

organised by Victor Tang, President, Singapore IPv6 Forum

9th International Conference on Innovations in Info Tech

March 17-19, 2013. Al Ain, United Arab Emirates


The ninth International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology will be held in Al-Ain during March 17-19, 2013. The United Arab Emirates University is expecting Innovations'13 to surpass its phenomenal success in 2012, when over 100 universities and organizations from around the world presented their latest scientific research results in the field of IT. Indeed, this conference has become a major attraction for the gathering of renowned international scientists, and a showcase for innovation and research in the field of IT in our region, contributing to the achievement of Abu Dhabi 2030 vision of transforming the UAE into knowledge based economy.

Paris V6 World Congress 2013: GOING MOBILE

Remi Scavanius, Upperside

The third edition of V6 World will take place in Paris from 19 to 22 March, 2013.

The third edition of V6 World will take place in Paris from 19 to 22 March, 2013. The conference will place particular emphasis on the adoption of IPv6 on mobile networks, seeking presentations and individuals to serve on panels to discuss both the successes and challenges in enabling production IPv6 "by default" on mobile devices, in mobile applications, and on mobile

Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA or Cosmote Telecom (among other providers) will discuss their IPv6 mobile real deployments and deliberate upon their technical choices (implementation issues, IPv6 in handsets, etc).

Other sessions and panels will address home networking, cloud, security and deployment issues.


2013 Arab Advisors Group’s 10th Convergence Summit


Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of El Hassan Science City and the Royal Scientific Society.

As the Arab Advisors Group is celebrating the Convergence Summit's 10 year anniversary, we gladly invite you to take part and enrich this year's summit with your valuable presence. The Convergence Summit will be held on June 3 & 4, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman.

On this memorable occasion we would like to thank our Main Sponsor Zain Group for their continuous trust and collaboration.

The Convergence Summit 2013 highlights: • Addressed by visionary executives and industry leaders • Over 500 telecoms and media industry delegates from around the world • Interact with the Summit's speakers using the audience response system • Network with the Summit's speakers and delegates prior to the event through Arab Advisors conference online messaging system • Receive Arab Advisors' reports of your choice when you register • Free registration for operators

For more details, please contact arabadvisors@arabadvisors.com
organised by Jawad J. Abbassi, Founder and General Manager, Arab Advisors Group

Deutsche Telekom announces IPv6 Service in Croatia

On Dec 10th 2012, Hrvatski Telekom, Deutsche Telekom's affiliate in Croatia, has successfully launched its TeraStream trial. TeraStream is a native IPv6 network, based on an industry leading combination of cloud and networking technologies.

IPv4 services are produced in the datacenter, delivered using IETF softwire technologies over the v6-only network. TeraStream makes efficient use of the large IPv6 address space for service differentiation. The Croatian TeraStream trial delivers access speeds of up to 1 Gb/s.

The importance of v6 was raised by Ivica Mudrinic (CEO of Hrvatski Telekom) and Claudia Nemat (DT Board Member, President of EU Operations) during their speeches - the Croatian President and three ministers were attending as well.

Vice President, IP Architecture & Design at Deutsche Telekom Headquarters, Bonn, Germany

Workshop IPv6@Gov – January 23-24 2013 – European Commission

The IPv6 Observatory, the GEN6 project and the European Commission are jointly organizing an IPv6@Gov Workshop dedicated to the policy dialogue on the IPv6 Deployment in European Union Member States


IPv6 Forum System Administration Certification Logo Program

Mukom Akong Tamon, AFRINIC’s Training Manager and lead trainer

MAURITIUS - PENANG, MALAYSIA – SAN JOSE, USA - LUXEMBOURG, November 30, 2012 – The IPv6 Forum Education Logo Program Committee releases a new program; The IPv6 Education System Administration Certification Logo Program. This program has been largely defined by Mukom Akong T. (AFRINIC) with inputs from Nishal Goburdhan (AFRINIC), Owen Delong (Huricane Electric) and Daniel Shaw (AFRINIC), to certify System Administrator Courses, Trainers and System Administrators with the Gold Logo level.

Download the Press release: Sysadmin.pdf

IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Awards

Peter Tseronis .............. Carol Bales ................ Jane Coffin .............. ........ Ron Broersma

Luxembourg - Washington, D.C., November 13, 2012 - The IPv6 Forum announced the recipients of the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award and presented the awards to selected IPv6 Evangelists: Peter Tseronis, Jane, Carol and Ron Broersma.

Download the Press release:

Yanick Pouffary presented the Awards in the ceremony organised by ACT-IAC to Pete, Carol and Jane and John Lee at gogoNET Live 3 to Ron.

Download the Speech: Award Ceremony Speech.pdf

See Press Coverage by Carolyn Duffy Marsan, a Networking authority at Network World: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/111412-ipv6-government-264259.html?hpg1=bn

See Pictures shot by the Ceremony organiser: John Shaw Director, Shared Interest Groups & Program Events American Council for Technology (ACT) Industry Advisory Council http://www.actgov.org/sigcom/SIGs/SIGs/NTSIG/IPV6%20Awards%20Photo%20Library/Forms/AllItems.aspx

IEEE AFRICON 2013 in Mauritius


The IEEE AFRICON announces the 11th edition of the IEEE Region 8 flagship conference of the African continent to be held from 9 to 12 September 2013. The conference theme is “Sustainable Engineering for a Better Future” . At a time where sustainability and green practices are considered as integral aspects of engineering practices and gaining increasing importance, the conference will provide an ideal platform for professionals, academia and industry from IEEE Region 8 and all over the world to meet and discuss the latest research works and findings. The conference, hosted by the Mauritius IEEE sub section, will feature 12 technical symposia where high quality technical papers covering a spectrum of areas, will be presented, including:

• Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Environment, Communication Theory and Wireless Communications, Communications Networks and Security, Cloud Computing, GRIDs and Virtualization, Mobile Computing and Geo-Processing systems, Scientific Computing and Computational Engineering, E-learning and Educational Technology, Business Informatics, Software Engineering and Web Services. Amongst a few topics of discussion.

We will have workshops / tutorials and also an Industry Forum which will bring together people from the industry which will open up new prospects and support academia in an exchange with business. We are also welcoming IEEE Industry members to participate massively with an opportunity to grow and find prospects.

Going forward, looking at the sustainability of the internet with IPv6 is another discussion point we will be having at the conference.

Date: 9 to 12 September 2013

organised by Conference General Chair: Kris Seeburn University of Technology, Mauritius generalchair(@)africon2013.org


GLOBECOM 2012 is taking place in Anaheim in December 3-7 at the Dysneyland Hotel



IPv6 Security Seminar 2012, Malaysia

Venue : Auditorium IPS, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date : Wednesday, 28/11/2012 --- Time : 9.00 am till 5.00 pm

Since more and more organization embracing the IPv6 implementation to overcome the shortage of IPv4, the biggest challenge still focused on security issues for successful IPv6 implementation. The IPv6 security issues are varies compare to IPv4. The implementation techniques to overcome these security issues in IPv6 are a lot different compare to IPv4.

This seminar is attempted to address the major security advantages and issues in the IPv6 implementation. This seminar also would highlight potential alternative solutions to overcome these issues.

Please visit the following url for more information and registration.


5th German IPv6 Summit & IPv6 Application Contest 2012

On November 29-30, 2012 the 5th German IPv6 Summit will be held at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Potsdam according to the motto "IPv6 - the Growth Driver of the German Economy".

The German IPv6 Council invites applications for the
International IPv6 Application Contest 2012

Applications and Implementations: three major awards

Submission deadline for Applications and Ideas: October 31, 2012

Award Ceremony:
November 29, 2012 during the Gala Diner
Christoph Meinel, Chair, German IPv6 Council

2012 Texas IPv6 Task Force Summit

Australian IPv6 Summit 2012

Melbourne October 17 – 19 October, 2012

The 2011 theme is IPv6: If you're open for business, you're ready for IPv6


Mike Biber, President, IPv6 Forum Australia

Contact: mbiber(@)ipv6forum.com.au

7th Slo regional IPv6 summit and ISOC ION meeting
Ljubljana October 18 – 19 October, 2012

Organisers: ARNES, LTFE and Go6 Institute


Jan Zorz, Founder & CEO of Go6

Contact: Jan Zorz: jan(@)go6.si

IPv6 Deployment Scoreboard


Mark Prior, Director, AusNOG, Internet Architect and amateur photographer, Adelaide Area, Australia

Mukom Akong Leads the IPv6 Forum Certified AFRINIC Training

Mukom Akong Tamon, AFRINIC’s Training Manager and lead trainer

9 August 2012 –AFRINIC training program achieves IPv6 Forum Gold Certification

AFRINIC has had its training programme recognised and certified by IPv6 Forum with IPv6 Certified (Gold) Course certification. Henceforth, participants to our trainings can now have additional assurance that they are attending training that is designed according to current international standards and best practices. We are working on implementing a testing platform to award participants who pass the test IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer status.

In addition, AFRINIC’s Training Manager and lead trainer, Mukom Akong Tamon is now an IPv6 Forum Certified (Gold) Trainer.

AFRINIC currently offers numerous trainings on IPv6 targeting network engineers, systems administrators and managers.

AFRINIC is also pleased to announce the launch of its training website learn.afrinic.net which is the go-to site for all information and resources related to AFRINIC training. From now on, we intend to use the website, as well as the tweeter handles @AFRINICTraining, to engage and interact with our community on training.

ML: https://lists.afrinic.net/pipermail/announce/2012/000904.html/
AFRINIC Website http://www.afrinic.net/en/library/news-publications/
Training Website http://learn.afrinic.net/

Inventor Rémi Després defines IPv6 Rapid Deployment (6RD)
In November 2007 Rémi Després —who in the 1970s was one of the creators of the Transpac data network in France—proposed to Free, the second largest ISP in France, to use the 6rd mechanism he had invented to rapidly deploy IPv6. While Free had until then no short term plan to offer IPv6 service, Rani Assaf, the CTO of Free, immediately decided to implement the solution. Five weeks later, with due marketing approval and operational validation, the press release announcing that IPv6 was available to Free's customers was issued.
The first draft describing the 6rd mechanism and Free's deployment was submitted to IETF on 9 February 2008[6] After improvements, it was published on 24 January 2010 as informational RFC 5569.
In March 2010 a Working Group of the IETF approved that its latest draft on 6rd should become, after some more modifications, a standards-track RFC. In August 2010 the standards-track RFC 5969 was published. In October 2010 Comcast made 6rd software for home gateway devices available via open source for free.


Dr. Rémi Després, French engineer and entrepreneur known for his contributions on Data networking. attended École Polytechnique of Paris, of which he holds an Engineer degree. At UC Berkeley, he received a master's degree and a Ph.D degree.

IPv6 Forum Launches the IPv6 Security Education Program

The Canadian Government IPv6 Adoption Strategy - June 2012
The Government of Canada has published publically its IPv6 Adoption Strategy June 8th 2012. It is now available on the Treasury Board Secretariat main site: http://tbs-sct.gc.ca/cio-dpi/index-eng.asp

Download the CND IPv6 Presentation:

Chief Information Officer Branch Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 2745 Iris Street Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R5 Email: cio-dpi@tbs-sct.gc.ca

The US Government IPv6 Roadmap May 2012
Executive Summary: The purpose of this planning guide is to provide United States (U.S.) Federal Government agency leaders with practical and actionable guidance on how to successfully integrate Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) throughout their enterprise. This guide has been updated from the original guide published in 2009 to aid in understanding the Federal Government’s Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) history, vision, current goals, and deadlines. Based on the information found in this document, the Agency Chief Information Officer (CIO), IPv6 Transition Managers, Chief Enterprise Architects, and Chief Acquisition Officers (CAO) can assess their own agency’s current IPv6 implementation progress and develop an agency-specific plan with detailed milestones to achieve the defined IPv6 goals for FY2012 and FY2014.

Download the USGv6Roadmap:

Peter Tseronis
Chairperson of the Federal IPv6 Task Force
Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Energy

Join World IPv6 Launch
Date: June 6, 2012
Location: Worldwide
Website: http://www.worldipv6launch.org/

Major websites, ISPs and Content providors are permanently enabling IPv6 starting 6 June 2012 at 0000 UTC on their main websites: www.facebook.com,www.google.com, www.bing.com, and www.yahoo.com will all be reachable over IPv6 from that time.

Please join us for this launch and help accelerate the momentum of IPv6 deployment.

Dr. Vint Cerf, Founder of Internet Society (ISOC) & Honorary Chair of IPv6 Forum

Big News for IPv6: Akamai to launch IPv6 Service in April

Christian Kaufmann, Director Network Architecture at Akamai, Chairman of the AMS-IX, Executive Board Member at the RIPE NCC

March 26, Akamai carries between 20% and 30% of the Internet's Web traffic on any given day, Akamai is the world's largest content delivery network (CDN). Akamai's engineering team has been working for two years to upgrade its more than 100,000 servers in 78 countries connected by 1,900 networks to support IPv6.

Read here: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3347048/big-news-for-ipv6-akamai-launch-service-in-april/

IEEE ICC 2012 IPv6 Session

IPv6 World Congress, 26th-27th June 2012

Informa Telecoms & Media’s IPv6 World Congress will take place on 26th-27th June 2012, Hotel Husa President Park, Brussels, Belgium

The time for IPv6 transition is now – the only option for the continued evolution and development of the internet. The transition brings key challenges to every corner of the industry and nobody can afford to be left behind. Major ISP’s and web companies will be permanently enabling IPv6 on 6th June 2012 and once again the IPv6 World Congress is perfectly timed to analyse the early results and findings from this launch day. The event will explore the drivers for upgrading to IPv6, current state of readiness within the industry, strategic challenges and obstacles on the road to IPv6 deployment, transition techniques, practical issues and the evolution of consumer devices towards IPv6. Join us in Brussels on 26th-27th June to find out more and network with senior professionals from the industry.


IPv6 2012: The Rubber Meets the Road

Conference Moderators: Stan Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading & Carol Wilson, Chief Editor, Events, Light Reading

The Hilton New York | New York City, NY | Thursday, July 12, 2012

Light Reading's IPv6 conference returns after a hugely successful debut last year. This year's theme, IPv6: The Rubber Meets the Road, speaks to the fact that service providers and enterprises are no longer pondering when to deploy IPv6 but are focused on how to manage this transition in a manner that is cost-effective and efficient in the short term but takes into account long-term needs and opportunities. This conference will inform the critical decisions that service providers and their customers need to make, bringing global IPv6 experts together to discuss the significant challenges inherent in this transition period, when IPv4 and IPv6 are coexisting in the network.

Register for IPv6 2012: The Rubber Meets the Road


Remembering an IPv6 Pioneer: JIM BOUND

Yanick Pouffary is HP Distinguished Technologist; Chief Architect, HP Technology Services Office of the CTO; and HP IPv6 Global Leader.

March 2nd marked the anniversary of Jim Bound's early death. On this third year since his passing at just 58 years old, I want to remember him and his contributions to HP, to the global technology community and to the evolution of the Internet.

As “IPv6 lead plumber”, CTO of the IPv6 Forum, Chair of the North American IPv6 Task Force, and a Senior Fellow with HP (he came to HP by way of DEC and Compaq), Jim worked passionately and tirelessly on IPv6 (see the IPv6 Forum memorial notice: http://www.ipv6forum.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=58/).

Read here: http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Transforming-IT-Blog/Remembering-a-pioneer-of-the-next-generation-Internet-and-IPv6/ba-p/110097/

New Co-Chairs @ Belgium IPv6 Council

Eric Vyncke & Carl Wuyts

April 17, 2012 – Dear all,

Both myself and Olivier realize that the Belgian IPv6 Council has been driven by motivated people to make the Internet within Belgium a better place with future aspirations of a knowledge culture into a new technology area.

If our government would realize the potential political and technology impact of IPv6 leadership, then hopefully after IPv6 World Launch 2012, Belgium can have the visibility of a world leading knowledge worker leadership country.

Eric Vyncke has been from the beginning the Belgian Council IPv6 CTO and served as the webmaster/statistics-master, while Carl Wuyts is responsible for the IPv6 implementation for home CPE's leading towards nearly 0.5 billion devices world-wide going forward.

I am very happy to announce that both Carl Wuyts and Eric Vyncke accepted the role of "Belgian IPv6 Council Chair" and will take responsibility as the Chair of the Belgian IPv6 Council. Olivier and myself decided to step down and serve as the leads of the Belgian IPv6 Council team for "Promotion and Technical Advisory" and will serve a role as Belgian IPv6 Council Founding Member and Belgian IPv6 Council Fellow.

Kind Regards, Gunter and Olivier Former Belgian IPv6 Council Co-Chairs.
Website: http://www.ipv6council.be/

UNH-IOL Qualifies Home Gateway Vendors for World IPv6 Launch

Erica Johnson, Director, UNH InterOperability Lab (IOL)

Durham, N.H., March 19, 2012 – The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, today announced the lab will provide home system integrators an opportunity to test the interoperability of their IPv6 implementations and satisfy the requirements for participation in World IPv6 Launch, during the fourth IPv6 CE (Home Router) Test Event, April 16 – April 20, 2012, at the UNH-IOL. The deadline for companies to register for the test event is April 9, 2012.
Download the press release: UNH.pdf

Greece / Hellas : Ready for IPv6

Athanassios Liakopoulos, GRNET Coordinator and Hellenic IPv6 Task Force Founding Member

April 6, 2012 –“It was demonstrated that the various public and commercial stakeholders in Greece are taking the right steps ahead”, stressed Athanassios Liakopoulos,

“ Always-on access technologies (BB, 3G-LTE,..) need globally routable IP address space provided now only by IPv6. Greece has been a pioneering nation with Thanassis and the HTFv6 members contributing to the world efforts for innovative IPv6 services“ states Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.
Website: http://www.ipv6-taskforce.gr/

Download the press release: Greece.pdf

African IPv6 Task Force Has Been Formed

Adiel A. Akplogan, CEO, AFRINIC

21st March 2012 –As the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, AfriNIC, the African Network Information Centre, is proud to announce the launch of the African IPv6 Taskforce (AF6TF). This community driven initiative is dedicated to encourage IPv6 deployment in the African region and to serve as a regional consolidated platform for knowledge and best practice exchange. Website: http://www.af6tf.net/ Contact: Secretariat@af6tf.net/

Download the press release: AF6.pdf

National IPv6 Deployment Roadmap for India (First Version)
Date: March 2, 2012
Website: http://www.tec.gov.in/ipv6activities.php/

Shri R. M. Agarwal, DDG(NT) is an Indian Telecommunication Services officer presently working as Deputy Director General (Networks and Technologies) in the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. He has also been designated as the Central Coordinating Officer from the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India, to coordinate with Government and Industry for transition from IPv4 to IPv6 in the country. He has also been nominated as Convener of recently formed India IPv6 Task Force for implementation of IPV6 in India including pilot projects across various sectors.

He has brought out IPv6 policy document “National IPv6 Deployment Roadmap” for India in July, 2010 and a Compendium on IPv6 activities in March, 2011.

R. M. Agarwal, DDG(Networks and Technologies), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India

IPv6 Forum Palestine Has Been Founded

Birzeit/Luxembourg, March 19, 2012 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Palestine as its newest country member with the establishment of the IPv6 Forum Palestine under the leadership of Dr. Iyad Tumar as its president.
Dr. Iyad Tumar is assistant professor at the Faculty of information Technology at Birzeit University, Palestine. The kick-off of the IPv6 Forum Palestine will be done in the IPv6 workshop planned for April 22-23, 2012.
Download the press release: Palestine.pdf

IPv6 Forum Grenada Has Been Founded

Grenada/Luxembourg, March 12, 2012 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Grenada as its newest country member with the establishment of the IPv6 Forum Grenada under the leadership of Brent McIntosh as its founding president. Brent is Regional Manager-Network Services at Columbus Communications Grenada Ltd and recently certified as an IPv6 Gold engineer by the IPv6 Forum Education program.
Download the press release: Grenada.pdf

IPv6 Forum Hungary Has Been Founded

Budapest/Luxembourg, February, 2012 - The IPv6 Forum is pleased to announce the establishment of the Hungary IPv6 Forum under the leadership of Dr. Sandor IMRE as its President. Prof. Imre is the Head of the Department of Telecommunications at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.
Download the press release: Hungary.pdf

IPv6 Forum Sweden Has Been Formed

Stockholm/Luxembourg, January 15, 2012 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Sweden as its newest country member with the establishment of the IPv6 Forum Sweden under the leadership of Mr. Olle E Johansson as President.
Download the press release: Sweden.pdf

IPv6 Forum Iran Has Been Formed

Teheran/Luxembourg, January 10, 2012 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Iran as its newest country member with the establishment of the IPv6 Forum Iran under the leadership of Mr. Behrouz Abbas Zadeh as President.
Download the press release: Iran.pdf

Smart GRID Liaison Report

SmartGRID IPv6 Liaison paper by IPv6 Subject Matter Expert & IPv6 Forum Liaison Representative : Patrick Grossetete, IPv6 Forum Fellow
Download the paper: SmartGrid.pdf

The IPv6 Forum Launches BOUNDv6: WORLD IPv6 INTERNET

Accelerating adoption of the NEW INTERNET

NEW HAMPSHIRE- USA - TOKYO – BEIJING - LUXEMBOURG, September 7, 2011– The IPv6 Forum launches the son of Moonv6 www.moonv6.org/ which was initiated by Jim Bound († 2009) back in 2004 as the largest permanently deployed multi-vendor IPv6 network in the world led by the North American IPv6 Task Force and the University of New Hampshire - InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), Internet2, vendors, service providers and regional IPv6 Forum Task Force network pilots worldwide.

In the memory of Jim Bound, this project will be called BOUNDv6. Jim in his interview with NetworkWorld back in 2004 had the vision and the audacity to make big things happen: www.networkworld.com/news/2004/092704ipv6qa.html?nl/

The goal of the Boundv6 network is to create a permanent multi-vendor network environment connecting initially IPv6 Ready Logo approved labs and USG approved labs where the community can test IPv6 enabled applications and devices in meaningful test scenarios which will form the base of the NEW INTERNET.

Boundv6 is targeted at Government and critical networks, Enterprise, ISPs and Apps Developers. The biggest challenge will be that all implementations will be encouraged to have security built-in on all tested cases.

Boundv6 is supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US Government Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN).

"The Boundv6 effort will form an important adjunct to the USGv6 product testing program in helping Government agencies achieve their 2012 and 2014 IPv6 deployment mandates. NIST hopes to facilitate broader USG participation and use of the BoundV6 network to perform vital integration testing of the IPv6 enabled services necessary to achieve these goals." states Doug Montgomery, Manager Internet and Scalable Systems Research and USGv6 Project Lead, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

“IPv6 is ready for prime time, but some business models and applications are not ready for IPv6. Boundv6 presents a great opportunity for validation and testing for the next phase of implementations.” states Ron Broersma, Chief Engineer, Defence Research and Engineering Network (DREN) “IPv6 should be deployed “native” to sustain the current Internet business models worldwide. Boundv6 will lay a permanent ground for parity check of the current business models.” states Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust (SnT) Center. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society (ISOC)

“Moonv6 was about vendor interoperability. Boundv6 is about validating applications ensuring service parity.” Says Yanick Pouffary General Chairperson for the IPv6 Logo Programs (Ready & Enabled & Education), IPv6 Forum Fellow and NAv6TF Technology Director.

"Creating opportunities and discovering new ways to test IPv6 is important to the progression and transition process. The Boundv6 Network will enable the IPv6 industry to collaborate with labs and other participating vendors in order to ensure high quality of services and connectivity. " states Erica Johnson, Lead of the Boundv6 Project, Director, UNH-IOL, IPv6 Ready Logo Regional Officer, IPv6 Forum Fellow, USA

Full press release can bee seen here: www.marketwire.com/press-release/The-IPv6-Forum-Launches-BOUNDv6-World-IPv6-Internet-1557716.htm/

2nd ICT Norway 2011 IPv6 Conference in Stavanger

The Norwegian IPv6 Forum invites to its second IPv6 conference: IKT-Norge IPv6 konferanse 22. og 23. November 2011

"The ICT-Norway IPv6 forums main focus is speeding up the knowledge of and transition to IPv6 as IPv4 becomes unavailable. One of our mayor concerns is that the public sector seems to be failing behind in making its massive amount of online content and services available over IPv6 at the appropriate time - now.” stated Torgeir Waterhouse

Stavanger Quality Airport Hotel

Torgeir Waterhouse, President, IPv6 Forum Norway


LUXEMBOURG, June 30, 2011– The IPv6 Forum has introduced the ISP Enabled Program which has attracted about 100 ISPs over the last 12 months. Now is the time to light up IPv6 service massively to end-users. Those ISPs offering IPv6 Service will be listed on the ISP Hall of Fame in this contest which will last until December 6, 2011.

From the 8700 organisations worldwide that have received IPv6 prefixes from the IP registries, some 50% have announced their prefixes on the routing table. However only a fraction of these have offered IPv6 service to their customers.

The World IPv6 Day has demonstrated that with IPv6 enabled service, the expected great impact could have happened. It is quite normal that ISPs would need more time to enable IPv6 service after the central IANA IP address pool depletion in February 2011.

To register your IPv6 Service in the IPv6 Service Hall of Fame, please go to the IPv6 Enabled Program to get your ISP Logo, then a proof of service deployment to your customer on your web site offering IPv6 service to your customers would be needed: http://www.ipv6forum.com/ipv6_Hall-of-fame/

“ISPs have now the opportunity to demonstrate their pioneering work and be the first on the IPv6 Service Hall of Fame” states Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust (SnT) Center. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society.

“The World IPv6 day has demonstrated that the ISPs are the missing link in this evolution” states Yanick Pouffary, NAv6TF Technology Director, IPv6 Forum Fellow and IPv6 Forum (Ready & Enabled) Logo Programs Chairperson.

“The ISP Enable Program has seen steady growth. However, there is still a lot of work ahead of us to get IPv6 service around the world on equal footing, This program will give the IPv6 pioneers a chance to make immediate impact." states Liu Dong, Chair China IPv6 Council, Chair, IPv6 Enable Program.

Australian IPv6 Summit 2011

Melbourne October 17 – 19 October, 2011

The 2011 theme is IPv6: Learning from Experience


Tony Hill, President ISOC Australia

Contact: Martin Lack martin.lack[at]conferenceit.com.au

IPv6 Forum Certified Certification Program

BEIJING, CHINA – PENANG, MALAYSIA – SAN JOSE, USA - LUXEMBOURG, July 4, 2011– The IPv6 Forum Education Logo Program Committee releases a new program; The IPv6 Education Certified Certification Logo Program. This program will certify vendor certifications that assess IPv6 expertise per IPv6 Forum’s specification with Silver & Gold Logo levels and also requires IPv6 enabled in the Certification program website.

In order to be certified, the required exams must cover all mandatory exam topics outlined in section 3.4 in the requirement specifications document. Two levels of certification are provided by the IPv6 Forum Certified Certification program: Silver certifications will include beginner and intermediate IPv6 topics; Gold certification will include topics of all skill levels including advanced IPv6 topics.

“The large number of requests from successfully tested engineers to have their exams recognized by the IPv6 Forum Education Logo program has led us to take this program to the next level and formalize the steps to recognize the successful engineers. The IPv6 transition will happen thru these engineers.” states Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust (SnT) Center. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society (ISOC)

“The demand for IPv6 trained engineers has changed significantly in just the past 3-6 months. The industry needs IPv6 trained certified engineers, NOW. This next level of IPv6 Education Logo Program is absolutely needed as it is designed to certify vendors certification programs uniformly across the industry. Thus allowing more network engineers to be certified. These IPv6 certified engineers will help ensure a seamless growth of the Internet based on IPv6.” states Yanick Pouffary General Chairperson for the IPv6 Logo Programs (Ready & Enabled & Education), IPv6 Forum Fellow and NAv6TF Technology Director.

“It is obvious now that well-trained IPv6 network engineers are necessary for successful IPv6 integration and transition. The new “certified certification” initiative from IPv6 Forum Education Logo program will further promote IPv6 adoption by providing an opportunity for networking vendors to enable their certification programs “IPv6 Ready” and officially recognized.” states Liu Dong, Chair China IPv6 Council and Chair IPv6 enabled Program

2011 Kuala Lumpur Regional Conference

The core objectiveof the conference is to bring together the different stakeholders in industry, research, politics, and administration in the IPv6 field in region with a clear missionto advocate IPv6 by improving technology, market, deployment, and raise user and industry awareness of IPv6.

Supported by The National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6)was established by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication (MEWC), Malaysia in March 2005 . It serves as the National Centre for IPv6 research, human resource development and monitoring of IPv6 development for Malaysia. The Malaysian government has entrusted NAv6 to develop the National IPv6 Rollout Roadmap and please visit http://nav6.org/

Professor Dr. Sureswaran Ramadass

P&T Pioneers an IPv6 Pilot Service in Luxembourg

Luxembourg, June 1st 2011 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes and congratulates the Luxembourg main Telecom Operator P&T for its IPv6 service pilot in view of the World IPv6 Day event. This initiative has been on the agenda since the creation of the Luxembourg IPv6 Council with its vice-chair Mr. Jean-Marie Spaus, CTO of the Luxembourg P&T.Telematics of CNR.

"I am very pleased to be the first user of the P&T IPv6 service over DSL which took me just a few clicks to light up IPv6 on my PC. This is indeed a historical moment for me personally and for Luxembourg " stated Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

"We have done the necessary and careful steps to make IPv6 work. We are indeed very proud of our achievement and we will encourage the Luxembourg IPv6 community to test IPv6 with us” stated Mr Jean-Marie Spaus, CTO, P&T and vice-chair Luxembourg IPv6 Council

Come to listen to his speech at the 2nd future internet Summit June 7th. http://www.future-internet.uni.lu/

Mr Jean-Marie Spaus,CTO, P&T and vice-chair Luxembourg IPv6 Council

IRAQ IPv6 Council Has Been Formed

Baghdad/Luxembourg, May 10, 2011 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Iraq as its newest country member with the establishment of the IPv6 Council Iraq under the leadership of his excellency Minister Allawi, Minister of Communications, as the Chairman of the IPv6 Council Iraq and Mrs. Itidal Hasoon as the co-chair.

“Modernising the national Internet and Communication critical infrastructure is a vital political next step to sustain the growth and stability of the Internet at this juncture as the IPv4 address space has been completely depleted. IPv6 should be our strategic base platform for all networks as it provides the necessary resources and features to build superior states Minister Allawi Chair, IPv6 Council Iraq.networks”.

Minister Allawi ., Chair, IPv6 Council Iraq

European Commission IPv6 Workshop - June 17

Global IPv6 Summit Mexico 2011

Harold de Dios Tovar, Secretary, Task Force IPv6 México ac.

The Ministry of Communications and Transportation through the Coordination of the Information and Knowledge Society and the Organization of Task Force IPv6 Mexico A.C, are pleased to invite you to participate as a panelist of the Third International Congress, Global IPv6 Summit Mexico 2011, to be held from 6 to 10 June 2011 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, at the Software Center Building and the Hilton Hotel of Guadalajara.

The Third edition of Global IPv6 Summit Mexico 2011 is addressed to all private or public organizations using Internet integrally in their daily activities and have as target, to promote and diffuse the recognition, the unfolding and application of IPv6 among the internet actors in Mexico, in order to undertake the necessary actions for the adoption of this Internet Protocol. Moreover it shows the local, national and regional strategies being developed and impels the transition to IPv6 in Mexico.


IPv6 Forum Leaders & Experts call for Swifter Move to IPv6

For Internet Sustained growth and Future Innovation

LUXEMBOURG, February 04, 2011– The IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority- www.iana.org ) has allocated the last IP address blocks from the global IPv4 central address pool, ending all debates over when this would happen.

”The Internet has become the global communication network, now is the time to sustain its growth and stability by integrating IPv6. IPv6 adds great value to IPv4" states Dr. Vint Cerf, Honorary Chair, IPv6 Forum.

”The Internet is for Everyone. IPv6 represents the next stage of the Internet's evolution and will help make this vision a reality" states Lynn St.Amour, President & CEO, Internet Society

“The time is now! And resistance is futile” states Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust (SnT) Center. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society.



June 2, 2011, Atlanta – The Broadband Forum and the IPv6 Forum announced their cooperative effort to empower the successful adoption of IPv6 in broadband deployments worldwide, creating the ecosystem that will ensure the continued success of the Internet as new applications and user expectations grow beyond the bounds of the IPv4 protocol. The two organizations are collaborating to incorporate Broadband Forum network and testing specifications into the IPv6 Forum’s Certification Program..

“BroadbandSuite™ 4.0 is already becoming a globally accepted reference on IPv6, ensuring that the industry can address the exponentially growing device and smart gateway requirements of next generation broadband,” said Christophe Alter, Broadband Forum’s Technical Chair. “The work delivered through BroadbandSuite 4.0 allows service providers to activate IPv6 in their networks today. The IPv6 Forum’s Certification Program will ensure interoperability, allowing the industry to deploy with confidence.”.

“IPv6 represents the future of the Internet and the Broadband Forum’s work on standards and specifications is a great enabler. Working with the Broadband Forum allows us to ensure that our Certification Program meets the needs of the industry,” said Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President and Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust (SnT) Center, chairman of the EU IPv6 Task Force and Emeritus Trustee of the Internet Society, the organization that is running World IPv6 Day.

IPv6 Forum Italia Has Been Formed

Pisa/Luxembourg, May 28, 2011 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Italy as its newest country member with the establishment of the Italian chapter of the IPv6 Forum, aimed at favoring IPv6 deployment in the country and chaired by Marco Sommani from the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR.

"The IPv6 Italia group should re-ignite the efforts undertaken by the Italian IPv6 Task Force targeted at stimulating IPv6 adoption and intends to become the focal point where Italian speaking people will find useful information and advice" stated Marco Sommani, Chair of IPv6 Italia.

"IPv6 is central to the continued growth and stability of the Internet and the Internet Society of Italy is pleased to promote its deployment through the support of the Italian chapter of the IPV6 Forum" stated Stefano Trumpy President of the Internet Society of Italy.

Marco Sommani, Chair, IPv6 Italia

The IPv6 Forum Education Certification Logo Program

The IPv6 Forum Launches the IPv6 Education Certification Logo Program

Accelerating adoption and integration of IPv6 in the Education Curriculum Worldwide

TOKYO - BEIJING - Penang - Malayisia - New Hampshire - USA - LUXEMBOURG, September 06, 2010 - The IPv6 Forum Ready Logo Program Committee releases a new program: the IPv6 Education Certification Logo Program. This program defines and certifies courses, engineers and trainers with Silver & Gold Logo levels and requires IPv6 implementation on the web site of the education program.

A recent survey on IPv6 training and studies at universities and vendors has demonstrated that IPv6 training and courses are way too embryonic to have any critical impact. It is estimated that some 20 million engineers are working on the current Internet worldwide at ISPs, corporate and all other public and private organizations and they will need quality training on IPv6. This is a gigantic task since it’s the first upgrade of the Internet and most probably the last one for decades to come. The web site of the study can be seen here: http://www.training4ipv6.eu/

The IPv6 Forum Education Logo Program’s prime objective is to encourage and accelerate the education on IPv6 and promote thereby swifter adoption of IPv6 in the education curriculum and programs of the universities, research institutes, vendors and training specialists. This program is designed to increase practical engineering expertise and hands-on knowledge to tackle this large undertaking ahead of us extending thereby user confidence by demonstrating that IPv6 will be deployed by qualified engineers.

”This program has been designed to prepare a wide range of players for the implementation and use of IPv6. It is intended as an aid to capacity building and a way to promote IPv6 awareness." states Dr. Vint Cerf, Honorary Chair, IPv6 Forum

”The IPv6 Forum wishes to recognize the IPv6 training experts for their pioneering work to be used as a precursor model encouraging the education sector in the universities and vendor training programs to adopt their quality training courses to win time and train qualified engineers to deploy IPv6 with expertise and quality." states Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust (SnT) Center. Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society (ISOC)

"The IPv6 Curriculum study has abundantly demonstrated that hands-on IPv6 skills and field experience are dearly missing. Achieving parity between IPv4 and IPv6 deployment, quality expertise is the one pillar to focus on. This program is very welcome as it takes on this task globally" states Jacques Babot, IPv6 Team leader, European Commission - DG INFSO, Unit F4 New infrastructure paradigms and experimental facilities FIRE (Future Internet Research and Experiments)

The IPv6 Forum IPsec Ready Logo Program

The IPv6 Forum Releases The IPv6 Security (IPsec) Ready Logo Program

Accelerating adoption and integration of IPsec and IPv6 technology solutions worldwide

TOKYO - NEW HAMPSHIRE - LUXEMBOURG, September 15th , 2010- The IPv6 Forum Ready Logo Program Committee releases the IPv6 IPsec Logo Program to promote the adoption of IPv6 to the Security Community.

A recent study on IPv6 security funded by the European Commission has determined that IPv6 and IPv4 are using the same IPsec-based security protocols and mechanisms. However, IPv6 mandates built-in IPsec making IPv6 security deployment more efficient. IPv6 provides end-to-end (e2e) transparency facilitating thereby e2e security models (i.e. using IPsec/IKE end-to-end) without NAT traversal issues, more fine grained security policies and filtering rules can be applied due to the unique end system addresses, and IPv6 offers the possibility of end-to-end identification and authentication. The summary of the European Commission white paper on the IPv6 security study can be downloaded here: http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/ipv6/docs/studies/executive_summary_v1.3_en.pdf

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently published the “Guidelines for the secure deployment of IPv6” written by Sheila Frankel, Richard Graveman and John Pearce, security experts and authorities on this topic. As of July 2010, U.S. Government agencies require IPv6 compliant products in IT acquisitions. The document can be viewed here: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-119/draft-sp800-119_feb2010.pdf

IPsec was designed at the beginning for IPv6 to benefit from the e2e restoration. However, IPsec was adapted to IPv4 and was quite successfully deployed where NAT was not in the middle. IPv6 requires changing of firewall policies, i.e. multicast and ICMP traffic should not be blocked by default. Moreover, several operating systems enable IPv6 by default but users/administrators may not be aware of this, leaving temporarily room for IPv6 attacks. This requires training of network administrators now in order to get appropriate protection in place.

"The IPv6 deployment should be undertaken with upfront security consideration. Some 40 IPsec implementations have passed the IPv6 Ready Logo program. This program wishes to scale up understanding and use of IPsec in all network security scenarios with greater security benefit" states Latif Ladid, President of the IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher at University of Luxembourg Security & trust (SnT) center, Emeritus Trustee Internet Society.

"IPv6 will facilitate and accelerate the deployment of e2e services (i.e. e-government services), requiring user-friendly security mechanisms (i.e. user authentication via certificates). Moreover, peer-to-peer based services (between unknown parties) require globally unique addressing and identification in order to support a global credential service using certificates." states Wolfgang Fritsche, IPv6 security Study Coordinator and Expert on IPv6 Security at IABG

"IPsec is a fundamental core building block of the communication puzzle. IPsec with IPv4 has been difficult to deploy due, in part, to the lack of globally routable IPv4 addresses and the wide use of NATs. IPsec is a mandatory part of an IPv6 implementation. This Logo recognizes implementations that have implemented IPsec. It will allow the industry to further secure its communication and infrastructure components.” states Yanick Pouffary, IPv6 Forum (Ready & Enabled) Logo programs chairperson, IPv6 Forum Fellow & NAv6TF Technology Director.

‘’IPsec is a key feature that will be critical for securing the IPv6 network, particularly as the number of active devices and applications increase exponentially. The IPv6 Ready Logo program for IPsec will follow the other successful IPv6 Forum Ready Logo programs in ensuring that these critical features conform to the standards and interoperate in heterogeneous networks” states Erica Johnson, IPv6 Ready Logo Regional Officer, IPv6 Forum Fellow

“IPsec works far better on IPv6 than on IPv4, due to the absence of NAT on IPv6 connections. IPsec is simply incompatible with the NAT found everywhere on the First Internet. NAT traversal can be used, but it complicates the implementation and adds new security issues. VPNs and secure remote access will work better than ever on the Second Internet. The final piece of the IPsec puzzle is to use IKEv2 with IPsec Digital Certificates to automate the mutual authentication process. IPv6 Ready certification of IPsec and IKEv2 will insure that these technologies work as designed.” Lawrence Hughes, IPv6 Ready Logo Regional Officer and Author of “The Second Interne

"The ubiquitous computing environment is now accelerated by the trend of smart grids. In such a society, security is the most important element. It is nice to highlight IPsec, which is the key component for real ubiquitous computing." states Hiroshi Miyata, IPv6 Ready Logo Regional Officer, IPv6 Forum Fellow.

To test and obtain the IPv6 IPsec Ready Logo, please visit the IPsec page: http://www.ipv6ready.org/?page=documents&tag=phase-2-IPsec

John Chambers outlines Cisco’s commitment to IPv6

With only 6% of the remaining number of IPv4 addresses available in the global pool, interest in how to effectively migrate networks to IPv6 is steadily growing. Last Friday June 11, John Chambers addressed the third annual Google IPv6 Implementation conference, which was opened by Vint Cerf in Mountain View. John outlined Cisco’s longstanding commitment to helping customers address this issue and build effective plans for migration.

In 2007, Cisco Distinguished Engineer Mark Townsley first issued a challenge to this IPv6 community to eat its own dog food in its own conferences and so, appropriately enough John’s video contribution to the conference was indeed streamed over IPv6:


Clearly IPv4 exhaust is on the horizon, but Cisco sees IPv4 and IPv6 coexisting for quite some time. There are many variables involved, on the social, geographical, and even regional level that are affecting the speed with which customers are approaching the question.

IPv6 is a new IP protocol mandated by the federal government for compliance across all organizations, It is designed to replace IPv4, the Internet protocol currently deployed and used most extensively throughout the world.

The benefits of IPv6 include:
- Simplified packet header for routing efficiency
- Mandatory IP Security (IPSec) implementation for all IPv6 devices
- Improved support for mobile IP and mobile computing devices
- Enhanced multicast support with increased addresses and efficient mechanisms

Cisco has been actively engaged in running IPv6 deployment councils for the last 2 years to provide ‘customer to customer’ forums to encourage discussion about the issue and to nurture an environment where customers can share their ideas and experiences.

Please visit Cisco’s IPv6 page to learn more.

IPv6 security models and dual-stack (IPv6/IPv4) implications
Authors: Wolfgang Fritsche & Karl Mayer @ IABG

This whitepaper outlines the IPv6 security models and dual-stack (IPv6/IPv4) implications, which have been identified and analyzed within a study contracted by the European Commission to IABG and EADS. It expresses the opinions of the authors and not necessarily reflects the views of the European Commission. The scope of the study was to provide an analysis and evaluation of emerging and existing private and business user scenarios regarding new security models and architectures made possible by the use of IPv6 or in the face of IPv6-IPv4 coexistence as well as IPv6 security vulnerabilities, advantages and shortcomings.
After having identified vulnerabilities and research gaps, recommendations for future activities were to be identified. During the study, stakeholders and experts from various research and business areas have been involved via direct contacts and via two workshops for enrichment and validation of the study results.

Download whitepaper

Additional information can be found on the European Commission's official IPv6 website:

IPSO Alliance: Promoting the use of IP for Smart Objects

Electronic Design's Bill Wong talks with Chairman Geoff Mulligan about IPSO Alliance, an open, informal and thought-leading association of like-minded organizations and individuals that promote the value of using the Internet Protocol for the networking of Smart Objects. For more information, visit IPSO Alliance.


Internet Evangelist promotes IPv6 to the ISP World

IPv6 Enabled Logo

Tokyo-Luxembourg-Boston - June 22, 2009 - The IPv6 Forum and its sub-organization, the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee, today announced the introduction of a new IPv6 Enabled Logo 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 drive end-to-end innovation" said Dr. Vint Cerf, Internet Evangelist, Google & 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"  states Yanick Pouffary, Chair v6 Ready/Enabled Programs, NAv6TF Technology Director, IPv6 Forum Fellow. 

"We recognize the fact that the market needs the IPv6 Enabled ISP Logo 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."

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.  

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

Internet Evangelist promotes IPv6 to the Web World

Tokyo-Luxembourg-Boston - June 8, 2009 - The IPv6 Forum and its sub-organization, the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee, today announced the introduction of a new IPv6 Enabled Logo Program aimed at testing and validating Web sites (WWW) for IPv6 readiness and adoption.

"This program is a good step in the right direction. IPv6 needs to be integrated in all web sites:" states Dr. Vint Cerf, Internet Evangelist, Google & 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 web site owners to enable IPv6 access for their customers.

The IPv6 Forum has been tracking the adoption of IPv6 by Web sites and recognized the need for a quality assurance logo program for the Web world. The creation of the new logo program will support IPv6 deployment on Web sites with the goal of sustaining quality IPv6 solutions.

"The launch of the IPv6 Enabled WWW Logo Program is another strategic milestone that signals good integration of IPv6 for Web sites must be sustained to build the new Internet infrastructure" states Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

"The Web was the first killer app of the IPv4 Internet and no doubt it will be one of them for the IPv6 Internet" states Yanick Pouffary, NAv6TF Technology Director, IPv6 Forum Fellow and advisor to the IPv6 ready Logo program.

"We recognize the fact that the market needs the IPv6 Enabled WWW Logo to accelerate the introduction of IPv6 technology," states 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 China IPv6 Council, commented, "We deployed this IPv6 logo program to foster deployment of IPv6 for the Web world and we are looking forward to a positive response."

For "free" testing and registering your web site, please visit the IPv6 Enabled WWW Logo Program website: http://www.ipv6forum.com/ipv6_enabled

Deploying IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks
"Must read book"

Salman Asadullah, CCIE No. 2240.Technical Leader at Cisco Systems.
Adeel Ahmed, CCIE No. 4574. Technical Leader at Cisco Systems.


The Real Internet starts with IPv6 supported by Broadband:
The authors bring the necessary technology expertise and experience to identify the challenges and propose recommendations and solutions of great value to a world made of heterogeneous and widely un-interoperable networks designed with private addressing schemes that inhibit end to end applications and end 2 end services. Their extensive involvement in the standardisation bodies such as the IETF and knowledge spread at customer level in the design and deployment of networks especially using the new Internet Protocol are of paramount value to the reader as he can resource himself with first class knowledge to empower him to tackle the transition to IPv6 in great confidence.

Welcome to the New Two-Way Internet based on IPv6 supported by a solid first or last mile broadband access!

Must read book!
IPv6 Security
by Scott Hogg (Author) and Eric Vyncke (Author)

IPv6 Ready Logo White Paper
The main objective of this present document is to describe the IPv6 Forum IPv6 Ready Logo Program, to describe the IPv6 Ready Test Specifications and IPv6 Ready Logo Phase Series and to provide a FAQ.
The IPv6 Ready ( http://www.ipv6ready.org/) Logo Program provides conformance and interoperability test specifications based on open standards to support IPv6 deployment across the globe. Effective testing of IPv6 products is of critical importance in ensuring the deployment, interoperability, security and reliability of the IPv6 infrastructure.

Authors: Yanick Pouffary, Erica Johnson and Hiroshi Miyata

More information can be found here.

spacer.gif   Smart GRID Liaison Report
Posted by : latif.ladid on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:53 AM
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SmartGRID IPv6 Liaison paper by IPv6 Subject Matter Expert & IPv6 Forum Liaison Representative : Patrick Grossetete Download the paper: SmartGrid.pdf

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spacer.gif   IPv6 Task Force Slovenia Has Been Started
Posted by : forum on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 03:27 PM
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Ljubliana/Luxembourg, June 9th, 2008 - The IPv6 Forum welcomes Slovenia as its newest member with the establishment of the IPv6 Task Force Slovenia under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Borka Jerman Blazie , Chair, IPv6 Task Force Slovenia. Mrs. Borka Blazie leads the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at the Josef Stefan Institute in Ljubliana.

View the Press Release

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spacer.gif   OECD Report: Internet Address Space
Posted by : forum on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 12:09 PM
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This report provides an analysis of economic considerations associated with the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. It provides background analysis supporting the forthcoming ICCP-organised Ministerial-level meeting on -The Future of the Internet Economy, to take place in Seoul, Korea on 17-18 June 2008.

This report was prepared by Ms. Karine Perset of the OECD's Directorate for Science Technology and Industry. It was declassified by the ICCP Committee at its 54th Session on 5-7 March 2008. It is published under the responsibility of the Secretary-General of the OECD.

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spacer.gif   IPv6 Forum Liaison Report
Posted by : forum on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 04:53 PM
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OIF IPv6 Liaison talk by IPv6 Subject Matter Expert & IPv6 Forum Liaison Representative @ OIF: Renée Esposito

Download the presentation: IPv6Liaison_Italy_Apr2008.ppt

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spacer.gif   RIPE Community Resolution on IPv4 Depletion and Deployment of IPv6
Posted by : forum on Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 10:40 AM
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Amsterdam, 26 October 2007

During the RIPE 55 meeting in Amsterdam, the RIPE community agreed to issue the following statement on IPv4 depletion and the deployment of IPv6.

"Growth and innovation on the Internet depends on the continued availability of IP address space. The remaining pool of unallocated IPv4 address space is likely to be fully allocated within two to four years. IPv6 provides the necessary address space for future growth. We therefore need to facilitate the wider deployment of IPv6 addresses.

While the existing IPv4 Internet will continue to function as it currently does, the deployment of IPv6 is necessary for the development of future IP networks.

The RIPE community has well-established, open and widely supported mechanisms for Internet resource management. The RIPE community is confident that its Policy Development Process meets and will continue to meet the needs of all Internet stakeholders through the period of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 deployment.

We recommend that service providers make their services available over IPv6. We urge those who will need significant new address resources to deploy IPv6. We encourage governments to play their part in the deployment of IPv6 and in particular to ensure that all citizens will be able to participate in the future information society. We urge that the widespread deployment of IPv6 be made a high priority by all stakeholders."

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spacer.gif   ARIN Posts Warning on IPv4 Address Exhaustion
Posted by : forum on Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 05:59 PM
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ARIN Board Advises Internet Community on Migration to IPv6
Posted: Mon, 21 May 2007

ARIN and the other Regional Internet Registries have distributed Internet Protocol version 6, IPv6, alongside IPv4 since 1999. To date, ARIN has issued both protocol versions in tandem and has not advocated one over the other. ARIN has closely monitored trends in demand and distribution for both protocol versions with the understanding that the IPv4 available resource pool would continue to diminish.

The available IPv4 resource pool has now been reduced to the point that ARIN is compelled to advise the Internet community that migration to IPv6 is necessary for any applications that require ongoing availability from ARIN of contiguous IP number resources.

On 7 May 2007, the ARIN Board of Trustees passed the following resolution:


WHEREAS, community access to Internet Protocol (IP) numbering Resources has proved essential to the successful growth of the Internet; and,

WHEREAS, ongoing community access to Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) numbering resources can not be assured indefinitely; and,

WHEREAS, Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) numbering resources are available and suitable for many Internet applications,

BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Trustees hereby advises the Internet community that migration to IPv6 numbering resources is necessary for any applications which require ongoing availability from ARIN of contiguous IP numbering resources; and,

BE IT ORDERED, that this Board of Trustees hereby directs ARIN staff to take any and all measures necessary to assure veracity of applications to ARIN for IPv4 numbering resources; and,

BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Trustees hereby requests the ARIN Advisory Council to consider Internet Numbering Resource Policy changes advisable to encourage migration to IPv6 numbering resources where possible.

Implementation of this resolution will include both internal and external components. Internally, ARIN will review its resource request procedures and continue to provide policy experience reports to the Advisory Council. Externally, ARIN will send progress announcements to the ARIN community as well as the wider technical audience, government agencies, and media outlets. ARIN will produce new documentation, from basic introductory fact sheets to FAQs on how this resolution will affect users in the region. ARIN will focus on IPv6 in many of its general outreach activities, such as speaking engagements, trade shows, and technical community meetings.

For more information visit the IPv6 Information Center at:

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spacer.gif   IPv6 Ready Program
Posted by : forum on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 11:03 AM
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IPv6 Ready Logo Program
As one of its promotional activities, the IPv6 Forum ogranises the worldwide IPv6 Ready Logo Program, which is just beginning its Phase 2 activities and testing. The coordination of the Program is chaired by Hiroshi Esaki. Visit the Program web site to see how your product can earn the Logo. Contrary to IPv4, which started with a small closed group of implementers, the universality of IPv6 leads to a huge number of implementations. Interoperability has always been considered as a critical feature in the Internet community. Due to the large number of IPv6 implementations, it is important to provide the market a strong signal proving the level of interoperability across various products.

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spacer.gif   PSCEurope
Posted by : forum on Monday, March 05, 2007 - 11:47 AM
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Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Information Society and Media, will open The PSC Europe Forum's first Annual Assembly, which will take place in Luxemburg May 21-22, 2007.

This event is hosted by the coordinators of the PSCE Forum: The University of Luxembourg and the Centre de Communication du Government of Luxembourg.


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spacer.gif   Metronet6
Posted by : forum on Friday, November 03, 2006 - 02:53 PM
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An example of MetroNet6 is as follows. In a U.S. city or town the State Police, Fireman, Hospital 911 Personnel, Local Police, and any other required Local Authorities would have Handheld Devices that would have their own Metropolitan Network (MetroNet6) for Voice, Video, Graphics, Intelligence, Medical, and other forms of data through multimedia communications 24x7x365. This MetroNet6 would emulate a Command Control Center, using Moonv6 www.moonv6.org, over the Internet to an emulated National Homeland Security Office securely for communications updates. The MetroNet6 would support both wireless and wireline technology as the physical medium for communications and the integration of wireless and wireline so either can be used on the MetroNet6. The MetroNet6 would support the ability for a command center to be established in an Ad Hoc manner to communicate with the MetroNet6 Homeland Security force and emulatedNational Homeland Security Office using wireless or wireline communications. In addition, the MetroNet6 over time should be able to add additional Ad Hoc Sub-Networks in as required such as the emulation National Guard, Air Command, or other U.S. Agencies that must connect to the MetroNet6 during a 911 disaster.

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FOR FURTHER INFO CONTACT: Geof Lambert - Chairman, IPv6 Task Force, 916-852-6769
or George Usi - Subject Matter Expert, IPv6 Task Force, 916-484-1111

April 2007 News:

The California IPv6 and North American IPv6 Task Forces are pleased to announce the first physical point of presence for the MetroNet6 network to be located in Sacramento, California. Thanks to project chair George Usi for all his hard work in making this a reality.

More information can be found in the PRESS RELEASE.

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spacer.gif   Innovation & Political Leadership in Emergency & Crisis Management
Posted by : forum on Wednesday, August 09, 2006 - 11:58 AM
  IPv6 Event Announcements
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Recent large catastrophes and crisis situations like the Tsunami at the end of 2004 and the Katrina hurricane of September 2005 dramatically showed the importance of communication to prevent the deaths of thousands of people. The global warming and global dimming are a poignant reality now and addressing them is indeed not a trivial task at all fronts. Based on the u-2010 vision, several critical issues and solutions will be discussed: Circle vision: Preparedness, Alert, Response, Recovery, Post-disaster, Prevention & Mitigation; Integrated data, voice and video involved during accidents, emergencies, catastrophes and crises; Real time updated digital directories; Harmonised National standardized Protocols; Virtual crisis centres; Access of government to GSM/UMTS location registers; Access to essential assets; Cellular on wheels over satellite stations; Networking everything over IP (IPv4-IPv6).

Read more: http://europa.eu.int/information_society/istevent/2006/cf/network-detail.cfm?id=523

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