NTT confirms participation in World IPv6 Day

NTT Communications (NYSE: NTT) is the latest service provider to announce their participation in World IPv6 Day, joining the likes of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Sprint (NYSE: S), tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) and others in an event to test the IPv6 protocol and how to create a transition from IPv4.

On June 8, NTT and other participants will enable IPv6 on their main websites for 24 hours, providing their content over IPv6 and testing connections to target potential issues that could effect end-users in an IPv6 environment.

NTT is far from a stranger to IPv6. In addition to being one of the early contributors to the IETF's development of the IPv6 protocol in 1995, they launched their OCN IPv6 Tunnel Connection Service commercial IPv6 service in 2001.

Although IPv6 still is relatively nascent, the service provider not only offers a dual-stack IPv6/IPv4 transit service, but they have applied IPv6 as the foundation for its emergency earthquake news flash.

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