IPv6 boost from forum's collaboration
In the lead-up to World IPv6 Day, the Broadband Forum and IPv6 Forum have announced a partnership to boost adoption of the protocol.
The pair will effectively create a one-stop-shop for IPv6 compliance by incorporating Broadband Forum network and testing specifications into the IPv6 Forum’s certification program, as they seek to lay the groundwork for new applications and services that will be enabled by the switch from IPv4.
Switching to IPv6 is now considered urgent due to exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, and both forums plan to actively participate in the World IPv6 day on June 8 that aims to promote the new tranche of addresses. Firms including Google, Facebook and Yahoo are participating in the 24 hour test, along with 300 websites and large network companies.