Verizon announces support for IPv6 in key locations

Staff writer
11 Mar 2011

Verizon has enabled its internet dedicated services to carry traffic using the next-generation Internet protocol, IPv6.   


The company said as a result, Verizon Internet Dedicated Access customers can immediately rely on the world’s most connected Internet backbone network to handle their IPv6 traffic, across the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  


Verizon’s global Internet services are among the first to be able to accept IPv6 data in several formats, including “native” or pure IPv6; “dual stack,” which can handle IPv4 and IPv6 concurrently; and IPv6 traffic within IPv4 packets, which is known as “tunneling.”  


The company later this year will continue to roll out IPv6 capabilities across Canada and Latin America as well as on its global Private IP service, an MPLS-based (multiprotocol label switching) virtual private network.   


The current Internet address system, Internet Protocol version 4, or IPv4, which has been in place since the 1980s, is about to run out of addresses.    

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