AT&T and IPV6 Transition
- AT&T and IPv6
- AT&T and World IPv6 Day
AT&T and IPv6 Transition
The explosive growth of the Internet has led to a rapid increase in the need for Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. AT&T is evolving its network to meet this increased need by transitioning to a new industry-wide IP standard – IPv6.
AT&T began working on the transition to IPv6 in 2006, and we are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade our network and systems to support the technology. AT&T's IP backbone network supports IPv6 today, and we are currently offering enterprise services that support IPv6. We believe that IPv6 gives the industry greater room to grow, innovate and support new devices, and we are excited to continue deploying the technology in our network and to our customers.
AT&T and World IPv6 Day
Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on June 8, 2011, World IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012, represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services.
AT&T is pleased to participate in World IPv6 Launch by enabling IPv6 by default for nearly one million – and quickly growing – of our broadband subscribers, and dual-stack enabling our enterprise, consumer, and corporate websites and portals.
With ubiquitous IP connectivity becoming a reality, IPv6 is critical to ensuring applications and services can reach users anywhere they live and work. AT&T thanks the ISOC, the content providers, fellow ISPs/Carriers, and CPE manufacturers in rallying around the common case of accelerating the transition to IPv6, which is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.