NTT America Showcases IPv6 Leadership during World IPv6 Day
Company leverages 8-year history providing IPv6 transit to support industry transition; participates in ISOC event to test IPv6 readiness
NEW YORK – June 8, 2011 – NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a Tier-1 global IP network services provider, today participated in World IPv6 Day, an event sponsored and organized by the Internet Society (ISOC) to demonstrate readiness for the transition to IPv6. NTT America has been providing IPv6 service to its customers since 2004 via the NTT Communications Global IP Network, which was the first network to offer commercially available dual-stack IPv6 transit with global availability.
During World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour period that began on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET (0:00 UTC), Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and Web companies enabled IPv6 on their main websites to test connections, remedy issues and ensure for a smooth future transition from IPv4 to IPv6. World IPv6 Day was designed by the ISOC as an opportunity for the industry to test its IPv6 capabilities in a controlled environment, identifying any issues or bottlenecks before turning IPv6 on permanently.
“NTT America’s participation in World IPv6 Day is yet another step we are taking to proactively encourage our customers to make the transition to IPv6 and support them through the process,” said Michael Wheeler, vice president of NTT America’s Global IP Network business unit. “No provider has a longer history in providing commercial IPv6 than NTT Communications.”
NTT Communications boasts a strong history of IPv6 expertise, dating back to 1996 when it started one of the world’s largest global IPv6 research networks. Following the launch of IPv6 native, tunneling and dual stack commercial service in North America in 2003, the company launched its IPv6 native and dual stack services globally in 2004. Today, approximately 30 percent of NTT America customer ports and 70 percent of peering ports are IPv6 enabled. Additionally, 20 percent of NTT America customers currently purchase IPv6 transit.
“There’s almost no limit to the possibilities that IPv6 presents in terms of new applications. The self-discovery capabilities of IPv6 present a multitude of opportunities for device-to-device communications and more,” said Dorian Kim, vice president of IP development for NTT America’s Global IP Network business unit. “NTT America looks forward to continuing to share our expertise with the industry and support the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.”
NTT America also recently helped Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (ISC) significantly improve its IPv6 infrastructure by donating a GigE port to the organization, a non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to supporting the infrastructure of the Internet by developing and maintaining core production quality software, protocols and operations. NTT America previously donated a GigE link to ISC in July 2008, which was used to support its various open source software for the Internet community as well as other public-benefit software projects.
“NTT America’s IPv6 expertise in unmatched in the industry in terms of longevity, and we’ve benefitted greatly from their support over the years,” said Barry Greene, ISC president. “We look forward to leveraging NTT America’s donation to help support the continued growth of the Internet.”
For more information about NTT America’s IPv6 service, visit: http://www.us.ntt.net/products/internet-access/ipv6.cfm.
About NTT America
NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.us.ntt.com.
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About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier 1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.