Internet Society reveals IPv6 Day 2012 participants

As the Internet Society continues to gear up for the second World IPv6 day to be held on June 6 of this year, a number of major service providers, home networking vendors and Web companies have confirmed their participation in the event.

The Internet Society hopes to build on the success of last year's World IPv6 Day event held last June.

Participating ISPs will enable IPv6 on their network so about 1 percent of their wireline residential subscribers who visit participating websites will use IPv6 during the event.

Some of the participating ISPs, include a number of large incumbent carriers, such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and KDD, cable MSOs such as Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), and competitive carriers like Free Telecom and Internode.

Home networking vendors like Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and D-Link will enable IPv6 on their home router products, while websites including Facebook, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Bing and Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), and content delivery network providers Akamai and Limelight will enable IPv6 throughout their infrastructure.

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