Cosmote and Romtelecom are launching IPv6

Newsroom 08/06/2011 | 14:27

Cosmote and Romtelecom are launching the IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), a new generation of communication protocol used in internet that shall supplement and eventually supersede protocol IPv4 used today.

 Customers with compatible handsets will soon be able to access the Internet from their mobile phones using IPv6.

 Romtelecom made network tests which show its network’s capability to provide ipv6 transit and DNS services for the wholesale customers. The company is also working to provide in the following period, the same facility for its residential and business customers, whose terminals are compatible with the IPv6 protocol.

 IPv6 addresses several drawbacks of IPv4, particularly limited number of remaining free addresses to support continuing growth of internet as open innovation platform.

 The solution offered by the two companies will provide both versions of IP protocol, IPv4 an IPv6 at the same time based on dual stack solution and dual stack bearer.

 On June 8, 2011, World IPv6 Day, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organizations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour “test flight”.

 The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry- Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies- to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out.

 Romtelecom built a test website especially for this event. The website will be available for 24 hours on June 8, 2011, from 00:00 to 23:59 EST. Anyone with IPv6 enabled terminal and proper network connectivity will be able to check IPv6 accessibility at

Otilia Haraga

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