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Are Service Providers Ready for IPv6

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

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Join the Conversation: Take the IPv6 Survey

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

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The Top Six Considerations for IPAM Network Discovery

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

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IPv6 and the Browser Wars

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

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Automating Back End Processes

Sick of waiting on slow systems? Automate back-end processes for better efficiency and savings.

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

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IPAM for Managed IP Services

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

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