NTT America and Verizon today are participating in World IPv6 Day, an event sponsored and organized by the Internet Society (ISOC) to demonstrate readiness for the transition to IPv6.
NTT America has been providing IPv6 service to its customers since 2004 via the NTT Communications Global IP Network, which offers commercially available dual-stack IPv6 transit with global availability.?? NTT Communications boasts a strong history of IPv6 expertise, dating back to 1996 when it started one of the world’s largest global IPv6 research networks. Following the launch of IPv6 native, tunneling and dual stack commercial service in North America in 2003, the company launched its IPv6 native and dual stack services globally in 2004. Today, approximately 30 percent of NTT America customer ports and 70 percent of peering ports are IPv6 enabled. Additionally, 20 percent of NTT America customers currently purchase IPv6 transit.?
For Verizon’s part, during the 24-hour test period, users with IPv6 connectivity to the Internet will be able to connect to two IPv6-enabled Verizon websites, http://ipv6.verizonbusiness.com and http://wwwv6.verizon.com/fiostvv6/web/. Users also can connect to the ISOC test site at http://test-ipv6.com/ to test their IPv6 hardware, software and operating systems.
Since using IPv6 technology will be new for some customers, Verizon has established a technical support team for World IPv6 Day to address customer issues. Customers should follow their normal process to contact Verizon about service questions, and Verizon’s care centers for consumers and small-to-medium and large businesses will tap the company’s technical experts to answer customers’ questions specific to IPv6 activity.??
Verizon is already running IPv6 on its 4G LTE network, global public IP network and vBNS (very high-speed backbone network service) network.