IPv6 Forum Launches IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo Program

IPv6 Forum Launches IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo Program The IPv6 Forum and its worldwide organization the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee officially announces the launch of the interoperability testing of the IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo Program: https://www.ipv6ready.org/?page=public-review-cpe.

The IPv6 Forum has been running the IPv6 Ready Logo Program since 2003 when the Phase I Program was launched focusing on mainstream interoperability. In 2005, the Phase II Program was kicked off moving to richer interoperability. Recently, this activity has been watched closely by the various standards and certification organizations including government certification authorities around the world. The number of tested and approved devices is strongly increasing. At the end of 2013, the number of Phase-II approved devices had exceeded 1000 tested and approved devices showing an exponential curve: https://www.ipv6ready.org/db/index.php/public/?o=6.

The IPv6 Forum has recognized the need for last mile interoperability testing of the highly diverse CE Router market to mature the offering and meet the new demand for higher quality IPv6 CPE products from the end users.

The IPv6 Ready Logo Committee is an international Task Force chaired by Hiroshi Esaki, and supported by the technical guidance of Erica Johnson at the UNH-IOL in the United States and Hiroshi Miyata of the TAHI organization in Japan.

"IPv6 hits the last mile. So, get your CPE tested to speak v6 and refresh your end-user Internet access!" said Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

"As IPv6 deployment in the home increases, it is essential for CE Router devices to conform to the standards and prove interoperability. The addition of this IPv6 Ready Logo will provide a higher level of confidence and reduce barriers for rolling out support for IPv6," states Erica Johnson, Director, UNH-IOL, IPv6 Ready Logo Regional Officer, IPv6 Forum Fellow, USA.

"The IPv6 ready CE Router logo along with existing IPv6 ready logos delivers the seal of compliance and interoperability required for IPv6 enabled equipment. This newest logo breaks down that last barrier to IPv6 enablement in the home and enables to get equipment which can meet the need to seamless deployment of IPv6 in the home," says Yanick Pouffary, General Chairperson for the IPv6 Logo Programs (Ready & Enabled & Education).

"When we see the number of IPv6 Ready Logo winners, the winners increase constantly and even accelerate. This means the readiness of equipment is getting better, day-by-day. I expect and believe the launch of CE Router logo will accelerate the deployment of IPv6 with professional quality," states Hiroshi Esaki, Chairman of the IPv6 Logo Committee, and Executive Director of IPv6 Promotion Council Japan and Board member of WIDE Project.

For further information on the IPv6 Ready CE Router Program, please visit: http://www.ipv6ready.org/.

About the IPv6 Forum

The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of leading Internet service vendors, National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) and international ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure Next Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology.

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE

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