CenturyLink to lend a hand during World IPv6 day

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the latest of the big three telcos to confirm its participation in tomorrow's World IPv6 Day.

Through its recent acquisition of Qwest and its pending acquisition of Savvis, CenturyLink instantly became a large national and international customer and during tomorrow's event the service provider's business unit, CenturyLink Business, will test its IPv6 capabilities.

The service provider is not exactly an IPv6 novice. Prior to being acquired by CenturyLink this April, Qwest launched a set of public and private IPv6-based services for its business and government customers last July.

Seeing that the move to IPv6 will be an ongoing migration that will take place over a number of years, CenturyLink is not only helping business and government customers plan a transition strategy from IPv4 to IPv6, but also ensuring the security of their respective network links.

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