Responding to the latest developments of the international telecommunications wholesale market, OTEGLOBE introduces IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) technology in its PanEuropean IP network. The company therefore becomes one of the first int’l internet carriers in Greece fully supporting IPv6 technology and is ready to proceed with the smooth transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
IPV6 is the new advanced Protocol which will be adopted by all the carriers globally, as it is expected to cover the imperative need of the global Internet market for new IP addresses (the unique address by which every device – PCs, mobile phones, routers, etc, is connected to the Internet), that are expected to run out by the beginning of 2012. It basically comes to replace IPv4, the protocol adopted from the beginning of the web’s commercial launch, which secured a total of 4.2 billion IP addresses, with only 6% of them still available (with an average rate of 120 new addresses distributed per minute this 6% is expected to last for 1,5 years).
With the IPv6 protocol the number of bits used to describe each address is increased to 128 (from 32 in IPv4), meaning that the total number of IP addresses is also widely increased from a meagre by today’s standards 4,2 billion to many trillions, giving a permanent solution to the address availability issue for many years to come. In addition, the new protocol incorporates attributes of advanced security, automatic pre-sets for many different types of devices, better support for mobile devices etc., upgrading the service’s overall quality and enhancing the customer experience for Internet users.
During the transition phase from IPv4 to IPv6, which is expected to be long, OTEGLOBE will provide its customers in parallel interconnection with IPv4 and IPv6 addresses (dual stack). The majority of the ISPs in Greece and a significant number of the ISPs in the Balkans trust OTEGLOBE and its Internet Transit solution, to connect its customers’ to the web, while enjoying maximum quality.
“The rapidly increasing use of IP devices (PCs, smartphones και tablets) seems to turn the transition to IPv6 to a necessity,” states Dr. Panagiota Bosdogianni, OTEGLOBE’s Technology Director. “With the introduction of IPv6 to its IP Network, OTEGLOBE once more proves that it monitors closely the int’l developments and implements new technologies that meet the existing and future needs of the International Telecommunications Wholesale market”