Monday, February 28, 2011

Verizon Expands IPv6 Dedicated Internet Services

Verizon has added IPv6 support to its Internet Dedicated Services across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Verizon's global Internet services will accept IPv6 data in several formats, including native or pure IPv6; dual stack, which can handle IPv4 and IPv6 concurrently; and IPv6 traffic within IPv4 packets, which is known as tunneling. The company later this year will continue to roll out IPv6 capabilities across Canada and Latin America as well as on its global Private IP service, an MPLS-based virtual private network.

"This is another important milestone for the Verizon public IP backbone, our customers and the global Internet community," said Farooq Muzzafar, vice president of public and private IP communications solutions for Verizon. "As an early proponent and adopter of IPv6, we want to help ensure the Internet continues to deliver on its promise to keep us all connected to each other and to the information that sustains and enriches our everyday life at work, at home and everywhere in between."