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Pre-2016 Press Releases 8 September 2011

Internet Society To Lead Distinguished Panel Discussion On Internet Upgrade To IPv6

Industry Experts discuss the Vital Significance and Critical Issues Highlighted in a Newly-Released IPv6 Report Surrounding the Future of the Internet.

Washington, DC, USA, 19 March 2009 – A panel of experts from industry and other Internet thought leaders will convene next week to discuss the pressing need to adopt Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to ensure the continued growth of the Internet as a platform for innovation. The Internet Society, a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, vision and valued expertise in addressing issues that impact the future of the Internet, is sponsoring the panel in conjunction with a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet’s premier technical standards body.

Currently, most Internet services are based on IPv4 which, due to the Internet’s continued rapid growth, is expected to run out of available addresses in the next two to three years.

The panel builds on findings released today by the Internet Society from a study of the operational characteristics of IPv6 among its organization members. Internet Society organization members include various Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Point Operators, (IXPs), enterprises, national research and education networks (NRENs) and network equipment and software vendors. The study was conducted to gain a better grasp on the need to implement IPv6, the usefulness of IPv6 and to learn about their experience in adopting IPv6. The full Report and its findings is available here.

With the growing need for Internet users to understand the urgency for IPv6 adoption, the primary goal of the panel discussion is to discuss current progress, issues, and options regarding the imminent need for deployment of IPv6, critical for the continued growth and use of the Internet by individuals, businesses, and organizations worldwide.

The panel will be moderated by Leslie Daigle, the Chief Internet Technology Officer at the Internet Society. Each panelist will have a few minutes to provide initial remarks on different topics relating to IPv6. The panelists for this event include:

Lorenzo Colitti, Google
Alain Durand, Comcast
Jari Arkko, Ericsson Research
Kurtis Lindqvist, Netnod (an IXP, netnod.se)
Richard Jimmerson, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Sebastian Bellagamba, Internet Society
The panel discussion will be part of a luncheon that will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Grand Ballroom A of the Hilton San Francisco Hotel in conjunction with a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). For more information about the IPv6 panel, contact Kate Russell at krussell@rmr.com.

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

For further details

Kate Russell
RMR & Associates, Inc.
krussell@rmr.com
+1-301-230-0045 ext. 19

Greg Wood
Senior Communications Manager
E-mail: wood@isoc.org
Telephone: +1-703-439-2145
1775 Wiehle Avenue
Suite 201 Reston, VA
20190-5108 USA

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