Verizon announced it is expecting that many users will
take advantage of the Internet Society’s (ISOC) World IPv6 Day test flight,”
which begins today at 8 p.m. ET (0000 Universal Coordinated Time). The
company has made preparations to handle the increased traffic and to answer
The current Internet addressing system, Internet Protocol
version 4, which has been in place since the 1980s, eventually will be replaced
by the new Internet protocol version 6 because the pool of IPv4 addresses is
nearly depleted. The new IPv6 addressing system will expand the number of
possible addresses from approximately 4 billion with IPv4 to roughly 340
trillion IPv6 addresses.
World IPv6 Day marks an important industry milestone
with the first global-scale trial of IPv6,” said Jean McManus, executive
director of Verizon’s Corporate Technology organization. Verizon was an early
promoter and adopter of IPv6 back in the mid-1990s. It is very positive to see
interest in IPv6 continuing to grow, and World IPv6 Day has just added to the
During the 24-hour test period, users with IPv6
connectivity to the Internet will be able to connect to two IPv6-enabled
Verizon websites, .
Users also can connect to the ISOC test site at 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 quickly 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.
By TelecomLead.com Team