Wholesale service provider Tinet has responded to the Research and Education's (R&E) industry segment's need for a IPv4 to IPv6 address transition, and its win to provide its IP-Flow Transit service to Norwegian-based NORDUnet, a joint collaboration of five Nordic National Research and Education Networks.
Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Tinet will provide not only interconnection capacity for NORDUnet's R&E networks, but also both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity. Serving as the Nordic infrastructure for research and education, NORDUnet's IPv4 and IPv6 production networks-including the Forskningsnettet network in Denmark, the Funet network in Finland, the RHnet network in Iceland, the Uninett network in Norway and the SUNET network in Sweden-provide global interconnectivity for the Nordic research community.
Tinet's IPv6 timing could not be any better. While NORDUnet and the R&E community are obvious purveyors of the IPv6 transition, establishing an IPv6 transition is becoming pressing issue to all end-users. Reports from both Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers) predict that IPv4 address space will run out between late 2011 and early 2012.
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