Verizon Expands IPv6 Support

Verizon has enabled its Internet Dedicated Services to carry traffic using the next-generation Internet protocol, IPv6

March 1, 2011

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- To help business and government agencies continue to experience uninterrupted Internet service, Verizon has enabled its Internet Dedicated Services to carry traffic using the next-generation Internet protocol, IPv6. As a result, Verizon Internet Dedicated Access customers can immediately rely on the world's most connected Internet backbone network to handle their IPv6 traffic, across the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Verizon's global Internet services are among the first to be able to accept IPv6 data in several formats, including "native" or pure IPv6; "dual stack," which can handle IPv4 and IPv6 concurrently; and IPv6 traffic within IPv4 packets, which is known as "tunneling." The company later this year will continue to roll out IPv6 capabilities across Canada and Latin America as well as on its global Private IP service, an MPLS-based (multiprotocol label switching) virtual private network.

"This is another important milestone for the Verizon public IP backbone, our customers and the global Internet community," said Farooq Muzzafar, vice president of public and private IP communications solutions for Verizon. "As an early proponent and adopter of IPv6, we want to help ensure the Internet continues to deliver on its promise to keep us all connected to each other and to the information that sustains and enriches our everyday life at work, at home and everywhere in between."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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