KPN starts IPv6 rollout to consumers




KPN has started providing IPv6 addresses to consumers in the region Hilversum. It is a pilot but KPN intends to gradually expand the deployment in a few months. This confirms the provider to Tweakers.

It is in rolling to a dual stack implementation: users also maintain an IPv4 address. “We are working ipv6 in a limited area to turn on,” confirms KPN spokesman Stefan Simons against Tweakers, “It is an observation period. After that period, we will gradually expand. That should happen in the coming months.”

Information about enlargement and the possible provision of new modems to make this possible Simons can not give, “it’s too early.” Rumors of an impending IPv6 deployment by KPN already went a while the round. On the forum of the provider had a customer from Hilversum with a Fiberglass 500Mbit / s abo Tuesday knowing that his Experiabox had made ​​an ipv6 address.

KPN subsidiary XS4ALL started already in 2010 with a pilot for IPv6 since 2012 and provides that provider customers default of such an address. Several other vendors have now begun a gradual transition. With many providers that transition is under way much later than they had originally planned.

More information on IPv6 can be found in the background article: IPv4 and IPv6: what was that again?


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