UNH-IOL Reveals IPv6 Test Results

UNH-IOL eases transition to IPv6 at the customer edge and beyond

December 7, 2011

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DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, today announced it has seen an increase in the number of customer edge (CE) routers that are capable of being deployed in IPv6 networks, as evidenced by results of the lab’s recent IPv6 CE Router Interoperability Test Event. In addition to hosting IPv6 interoperability test events, the UNH-IOL helps member companies cost effectively speed IPv6 broadband deployments through a variety of educational materials, including a recently released IPv6 CE whitepaper and a newly launched YouTube video series.

The UNH-IOL’s third IPv6 CE Router Interoperability Test Event, which took place last month, brought together a total of eight operators and CE Router vendors to prepare for the delivery of reliable, uninterrupted Internet service to new and existing customers using IPv6, and to enable end-user connectivity by ensuring IPv6 readiness in home or small office networking environments. Participants included Actiontec, Broadcom, Cisco, D-Link, Lantiq, Motorola Mobility and Time Warner. In addition to verifying that CE routers are ready to be deployed in IPv6 networks, the test event proved support of transition mechanisms, such as 6rd, in some CE Routers, which is needed to maintain connectivity for subscribers when networks are not dual-stack (both IPv4 and IPv6). When making recommendations or purchasing decisions, operators and consumers alike may refer to the CE Router Tested List, which will be updated as vendors continue to test IPv6 CE devices at the UNH-IOL, to find out which routers will work in homes and small offices using IPv6.

In conjunction with the IPv6 CE Router Interoperability Test Event, the UNH-IOL has published the “IPv6 CE Router Interoperability Whitepaper.” The whitepaper, authored by Timothy Winters, senior manager for the UNH-IOL, provides an overview of the test event, outlines the test methodologies used during the event, analyzes test results and offers an outlook on future testing efforts required for widespread deployment of IPv6 at the customer edge.

University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (IOL)

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