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monique_morrow.jpgThe topic of IPv6 is not new in the industry. In fact, IPv6 has been hotter now than ever, particularly around IPv4 address exhaustion and application readiness. Cisco’s Tony Hain is an IPv6 Forum Fellow. Cisco IPv6 product manager and evangelist, Patrick Grossetet has been driving IPv6 development at Cisco.Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist APNIC has been exploring IPv6 transit.In fact, this past January 2008, Google held an IPv6 summit where both Tony and Patrick had been present. Google’s Vint Cerf hosted the summit; and Vint facilitated the IPv6 discussion with industry thought leaders, architects.Patrick spoke about planning for IPv6 integration. One can view the YouTube dialogue at: Google IPv6 Conference 2008.

Conclusion, service providers will be pivotal in IPv6 implementation internationally. The industry is still grappling with the issues around IPv6 transition for infrastructure, applications and content. IPv6 implementation is not a matter of if rather, it is a matter of when.IPv6 stay tuned!

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