Worldwide, the transition to IPv6 has begun — but just how ready are communication service providers for this change?
ARIN recently joined regional Internet registries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific in exhausting public IPv4 addresses. Globally, this means that the number of remaining public IPv4 pools available for service providers to hand out to customers is running out, and most providers will need to seriously consider strategies for IPv6 — if they haven’t done so already — to enable future growth. Continue Reading
It’s finally happened — the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) is the latest regional Internet registry to announce exhaustion of IPv4 addresses. At an industry conference last week, ARIN announced that all IPv4 addresses will be gone by the middle of August. Supply has dropped to the point that now, like service providers in Europe and Asia-Pacific, North American operators will need to be IPv6-ready in order to expand in the future.
With public IPv4 resources fast depleting, we want to know — how are you coping? Continue Reading
What kind of visibility do you currently have on the IP configurations across your entire service provider network? There are ways to view this information, but many times, the process of gathering this data is too difficult to be sustainable. In some cases, operators purchase solutions that go unused. These are common problems I see with numerous service provider IP Management deployments. Continue Reading
So, you think you’re ready to implement IPv6. What about your executive team and board? Are they ready to take on the challenge too? Continue Reading
How much do you really need to plan for IPv6? According to our recent IPv6 Readiness Survey, if you’re a service provider, you may be underestimating what’s involved by neglecting IPv6 planning. Continue Reading
Worldwide, the transition to IPv6 has begun — but full IPv6 readiness is still years away in the communication service provider industry. That’s the main finding from IPv6 Readiness in the Communication Service Provider Industry, a new Incognito Software report on the state of IPv6 in the industry, available today. Continue Reading
IPv6 adoption continues to gain ground at a slow pace. This is to be expected. The complications associated with hardware and software upgrades, as well as the lack of reachable content, means that IPv4 is still king of the hill. To me, this situation seems to mirror one a few years back with web browsers. Continue Reading
We’ve already looked back on the trends from 2013 but the question remains — what will be the hot topics for the year ahead? There’s certainly no shortage of contenders and many issues from this year will continue to be relevant in 2014. Here are my thoughts on what’s hot for the next 12 months: Continue Reading
Sick of waiting on slow systems? Automate back-end processes for better efficiency and savings.
Is there ever a good time to change the software running your networks? I recently worked with a US cable operator who undertook this mammoth task and I think the answer is yes — when your existing software is holding you back, it’s time to try something new. Continue Reading
Over the past few years, I’ve seen telco and cable service providers place a greater emphasis on managed IP services for business (enterprise) customers. These services may include Internet services, virtual private networks (VPN), managed routers, and even internal network management to link the various offices of a business together. Continue Reading