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UK smart meter network based on IPv6 wireless mesh tech

The UK’s Smart Meter Implementation Programme is a major national infrastructure project that will involve the roll out of 53 million gas and electricity meters across the UK by 2020

Telefónica on Wednesday unveiled more details about the smart metering contract won from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Control last week. According to the information, the smart meter network will see one of the first IPv6 implementations in an M2M environment, as well as the roll out of a mesh network software client that runs on top of any available data network including wifi, 3G and fixed broadband.

IPv6 evangelist, Yahoo!: “IPv6 is real, and is here.”

Jason Fesler, distinguished architect and IPv6 evangelist for Yahoo!

Jason Fesler, is a distinguished architect and IPv6 evangelist for Yahoo!. He will be appearing as a panel speaker on Day One of the Broadband World Forum 2012 in the Next Generation IP Networking section of the Service Delivery & Support track. Here, he talks about why IPv6 networking is important to the industry and how it will affect end users.

Industry lights up IPv6 addresses

It's World IPv6 Launch day

Major network operators around the world permanently enabled IPv6 for their products and services on Wednesday, June 6, as World IPv6 Launch day marked the official debut of dual-support capabilities that will be in place for many years to come.

Global tech brands go live with IPv6

A number of brands such as Google, Facebook and Ericsson have gone live with IPv6

A roster of large global brands made internet history Tuesday, by permanently making the switch to the IPv6 networking protocol. The coordinated move by well known online brands such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo means that all their participating services are now available via IPv6 enabled equipment.

Cisco to lay-off 6,500

Cisco will reduce its workforce by 6,500 as it looks to cut costs

Cisco, the networking equipment vendor, has announced that it is to lay-off 6,500 workers worldwide, in a bid to revive its fortunes. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the move would reduce its regular full-time staff by nine per cent and that approximately 2,100 of the employees would be leaving through a voluntary early retirement program. The remaining job losses will be announced in the first week of August.

IPv6 transition stalled by lack of motivation

Ovum has identified a ‘head in the sand’ attitude to IPv6

The telecom industry’s call to action over the adoption of IPv6 is falling on deaf ears in the enterprise space, according to analyst research released on Wednesday.

Out with the old, in with the new

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It was with watery eyed reminiscence that the Informer read through the announcement this week that Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA, is to step down September 1st. “After 12 years I feel very good that I am leaving the GSMA,” he said. Which is frank, at least.

World IPv6 day a success for those that can

IPv6 will provide virtually unlimited IP addresses for the future

Some of the biggest names on the internet offered their content over IPv6 on Wednesday, marking a global ‘test flight’ for the future architecture of the internet. The day’s success will be measured by the number of internet users that don’t see any difference in how they go about their business – a number that is not expected to be very high, given that the leading participants: Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Akamai to name a few, are dual stacking their websites.

Nortel sells IPv4 numbers to Microsoft

Sales of IPv4 addresses are expected to become commonplace

Squeezing the last drops of value out of its remaining assets, fading giant Nortel this week won approval to sell its block of IPv4 addresses to Microsoft for an estimated $7.5m.

More machines than man, now…

the Internet of Things is about to come online…

On February 1, the global internet address authority IANA (the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) handed out two of the last blocks of freely available IPv4 addresses. The move triggered an automatic distribution of the remaining five blocks to each of the regional registries. There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four. And the Internet of Things is about to come online…

Out of numbers, out of time

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On February 1, the global internet address authority IANA handed out two of the last blocks of freely available IPv4 addresses. The move triggered an automatic distribution of the remaining five blocks to each of the regional registries. There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four. In this podcast telecoms.com talks to Axel Pawlik, chairman of RIPE and Juniper Networks’ head of carrier Ethernet, David Noguer Bau.

No more numbers: IPv4 exhausted

There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four

Early Tuesday morning, internet address authority IANA (the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) handed out two of the last blocks of freely available IPv4 addresses to APNIC, regional internet registry of the Asia Pacific. The move triggered an automatic distribution of the remaining five blocks to each of the regional registries. There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four.

Reliance Globalcom deploys IPV6

Global network backbone operator Reliance Globalcom has rolled out IPv6 as an enhancement to its IP Transit product portfolio.

IPv4 internet addresses almost exhausted

Less than 10 per cent of available IPv4 addresses remain unallocated

Last week analysts predicted that global mobile data revenues will rise from an estimated $208bn in 2009 to over $330bn in 2013, driven by explosive growth in smartphones and dongles. But with legacy internet addresses almost exhausted, the internet community is running out of time to prepare for future demand.

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