UPC begins this year with rollout ipv6




UPC begins this year offering ipv6 to its subscribers. Currently holds the cable company a field trial among a small group of customers. Ziggo is less harsh in implementing ipv6: the cable company does not want to limit which ipv6 becomes available call.

UPC The ipv6 trials are successful enough to take the step to go to all to offer the ‘new’ protocol customers: “We strive to ipv6 this year roll out” as late as spokesman Maaike Scholten Tweakers know. Whether it succeeds to all subscribers to transfer this year, is not clear.

The field trial UPC started last summer. In addition got a dozen UPC subscribers an additional cable modem to test a so-called dual-stack lite version of ipv6. Participants must addition to a number of own ipv6 addresses share a ipv4 address using network address translation. Use is made ​​of so aftr ‘s on the UPC network.

Ziggo want to mention any specific date for the introduction of ipv6: spokesman Gradus Vos leaves only loose the cable company ‘ASAP’ ipv6 wants to offer to consumers. The backbone has been some time for ipv6 and business customers get an ipv6 address.

Like Ziggo, UPC hold small-scale field trials with ipv6. Rolling out a recently released firmware update for Cisco EPC 3928 modem, which ipv6 settings were accessible, however, is discontinued. According to Fox a select number of customers experienced problems with the telephony function of the modem. The problematic firmware upgrade, which is offered to a limited number of customers, is being replaced by an older version which the ipv6 functionality is missing.


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