Globe prods businesses to switch to IPv6

Ronnel Domingo
telecomasia.net
Globe Telecom is revving up efforts to entice businesses in the Philippines to take up Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in the run up to its switch-on in June and amid a decreasing supply of IPv4 addresses.
 
Grace Jarin-Castillo, who heads the enterprise segments at Globe Business, said that while other internet service providers around the world are still considering the transition to IPv6, Globe is “very much prepared” to make the move and supports its early adoption in this Southeast Asian country.
 
“Enterprises can expect a smooth transition as Globe is now 100% IPv6-ready,” Castillo said.
 
Castillo explained that this has been the case as early as mid-2011, when Globe has been able to offer seamless internet connectivity to its customers. Castillo added the carrier’s core IP network will enable enterprise customers to have more public IP addresses to allocate within their organization.
 
Globe has been preparing for the transition to IPv6 at a time when Asia Pacific was cited as driving the uptake of the next-generation of internet addresses.
 
“Because Globe employed dual stacking IPv4 and IPv6 in its network, enterprises have access to both IPv4 and IPv6 sites on the internet as infrastructure is capable of transporting both types of traffic,” Castillo said.
 
With less than three months to the switch-over, Globe is moving to fast-track the adoption of IPv6 in the Philippines. Globe anticipates that it will be the norm in the mid-term especially as current IPv4 addresses being used to connect to the internet are nearly exhausted. The last blocks of free-floating 4.3 billion IPv4 addresses were assigned in February 2011.
 

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