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November 10, 2009

NTT America Promotes IPv6 in Next Generation Internet Applications

By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributor

NTT America (News - Alert), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, recently announced support of its ongoing IPv6 initiative with a gold sponsorship of the first annual IPv6 technology conference hosted by The Texas IPv6 Task Force at The Planet offices in Houston, Texas, November 3-4, 2009.

While the expected depletion of IPv4 addresses and U.S. government mandates were the initial motivation for interest in IPv6, other applications, such as IPTV (News - Alert), better security features, and the growth in the number and types of devices with Internet access are leading to growth in IPv6 adoption.

The NTT Communications (News - Alert) Global IP Network is reportedly the largest Tier-1 network fully upgraded to run IPv6. By supporting IPv6 transit service in native, tunneled or dual stack modes, NTT America provides a flexible and speedy transition path for companies.

“NTT Communications is a long time champion of the benefits of IPv6 and has worked with the North American IPv6 Task Force, the IPv6 Forum and most recently with the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center to promote IPv6 adoption,” saiddy Christman, Director of Product Engineering, NTT America, in a release.

“We are pleased that we can share our expertise including real world applications and transition paths on a more local level. This is really an indication of the importance of IPv6 to businesses that want to stay both innovative and competitive,” also said Christman.

The Planet, privately held dedicated hosting company, has been working with NTT America to bring its customers IPv6 access through an innovative dual stack approach, offering an efficient way to use both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously.

NTT America recently launched a microsite to provide a forum for those interested in all aspects of IPv6 education and deployment to share information, questions and insights.

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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