Monday, March 19, 2012

UNH-IOL qualifies home gateway vendors for world IPv6 launch

DURHAM, USA: The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, announced the lab will provide home system integrators an opportunity to test the interoperability of their IPv6 implementations and satisfy the requirements for participation in World IPv6 Launch, during the fourth IPv6 CE (Home Router) Test Event, April 16-20, 2012, at the UNH-IOL.

The deadline for companies to register for the test event is April 9, 2012.

Under the theme, “The Future is Forever,” World IPv6 Launch will mark the largest industry commitment to and deployment of IPv6 in the history of the Internet. 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 by June 6, 2012.

Organized by the Internet Society (ISOC), and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on June 8, 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.

“The amazing breadth of interest and participation in World IPv6 Launch underscores just how important IPv6 has become, and IPv6-supporting home routing equipment is essential to realize companies’ future plans for connecting customers and users,” commented Leslie Daigle, the Internet Society’s chief Internet technology officer. “We are extremely pleased to be working with the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory to help users identify home routers that are IPv6 ready for this launch.”

The UNH-IOL will verify IPv6 functionality for home gateway equipment for World IPv6 Launch. To be added to the World IPv6 Launch list of participating home gateway vendors, companies will need to enable IPv6 ‘on by default’ through their range of home router products and will need to have a product that has completed the IPv6 Ready CE Router (CPE) Interoperability Test Scenario (PDF) at the UNH-IOL. When a company’s device appears on the UNH-IOL CE Router Tested List, in the table that indicates the device performed all the test cases, the company should complete the Registration Form for Home Gateway Routers. ISOC will then add the company to the list of home gateway vendors participating in World IPv6 Launch.

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