Google, Facebook promise new IPv6 services after trial

By Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Computerworld June 9, 2011 05:07 PM ET One day after completing a successful 24-hour trial of IPv6, Facebook, Google and Yahoo said at a joint press conference that they would begin permanently supporting this upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol on some of their key websites. Joined by two …

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World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready

World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready | NetworkWorld By Scott Hogg on Wed, 06/08/11 – 10:37pm. Today was a significant day in the development of IPv6. Today is IPv6’s Bar Mitzvah, Baha’i, Shinbyu ceremony, Genpuku ceremony and Quinceanera all rolled into one. It was a day where IPv6 could prove to …

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World IPv6 Day: Tech industry’s most-watched event since Y2K

Jun 08, 2011 10:06 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan The nation’s largest telecom carriers, content providers, hardware suppliers and software vendors will be on the edge of their seats tonight for the start of World IPv6 Day, which is the most-anticipated 24 hours the tech industry has seen since fears of the …

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Comcast expands IPv6 trial

Jun 06, 2011 10:55 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Comcast has expanded its IPv6 trial, adding hundreds of cable modem subscribers in the San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami areas to participants in Littleton, Colo., that have been operational all year with this next-generation Internet service. Comcast’s IPv6 trial expansion, to be …

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G.hn home-network backers plan tests next week

May 17, 2011 04:43 pm | IDG News Service Vendors will test chip sets using the ITU G.hn standard for interoperability by Stephen Lawson The G.hn technology for wired residential networks should be a step closer to consumers’ homes after interoperability tests taking place next week. G.hn is an International Telecommunication Union (ITU) standard, approved …

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Comcast rolls out metro Ethernet

May 16, 2011 07:35 pm | IDG News Service The cable operator’s service is aimed at midsized businesses and runs up to 10-Gigabit Ethernet by Stephen Lawson Comcast is expanding its services to medium-sized businesses by introducing metro Ethernet connections at up to 10-Gigabit speed, launching Monday in more than 20 U.S. cities. The services …

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Is OpenFlow a go?

May 13, 2011 10:41 am | Network World by Jim Duffy Interop 2011 could have been called The OpenFlow Show. Vendors were hawking OpenFlow switches and controllers, and a lab demonstration on the show floor displayed the traffic management technique and applicability among multivendor switches. It was the first significant demonstration of the technology at …

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Does ARIN have the right to approve all IPv4 address sales?

May 11, 2011 09:26 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan A U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware recently approved Nortel’s sale of 666,624 IPv4 addresses to Microsoft for $7.5 million. Despite this precedent, a debate is raging in Internet policy circles about how sales of IPv4 addresses — particularly the largest blocks of IPv4 …

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