NTT Com Asia joins Internet Society Hong Kong to kick-off
the 'IPv6 in Action' project
Urging the public to embrace IPv6 in preparation for the
'World IPv6 Launch' in June
(Hong Kong - 29 March 2012) NTT Communications
Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary in Hong Kong and
Macao - NTT Com Asia today announced that the company will
work closely with the Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK)
to roll out the HKSAR Government sponsored 'IPv6 in Action'
project. As the Network Partner, NTT Com Asia supports the
project with its top-ranked IPv6/IPv4 network connectivity
and highly reliable data center resources coupled with
professional IPv6 consultation.
"With the explosive growth of smart and networked devices
both commercially and domestically, the transition to IPv6
- the next-generation Internet protocol is inevitable,"
said Mr. Walter Fung, Vice President, Network Business,
Global Network Business of NTT Com Asia. "According to
industry figures there are close to 11.7 million* IPv4
addresses currently allocated to Hong Kong; fewer than two
IPv4 addresses per head of population thus the readiness of
both enterprises and households on the smooth transition to
IPv6 for is imperative."
In light of the impending exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, the
HKSAR Government has been adopting the IPv6 standard and
promoting the gradual migration from IPv4 to IPv6 in Hong
"We are grateful for NTT Com Asia's sponsorship for the
project through its state-of-the-art technologies including
its IPv4/IPv6 vIP-Net Premium Internet Service with data
centre services. With its support we are able to progress
with the industry-wide, collaborative initiative to enhance
Hong Kong's competitiveness as an Information and
communications technology hub," said Mr. Charles Mok, Head
of IPv6 in Action Project and Founding Chairman of ISOC HK.
"NTT Communications has been at the forefront of fostering
IPv6 development, and their support is vital to the success
of this project."
Sponsored by the Office of the Government Chief
Information Officer (OGCIO), the 'IPv6 in Action' project
aims to help the general public and small to medium
enterprises to better understand the IPv4 address space
exhaustion and IPv6 issue, provide guidelines on the
selection of IPv6 services. The three-year campaign
features an IPv6 thematic website (http://ipv6now.hk) which is
enabled by NTT Communications IPv4/IPv6 Dual Stack Service
and highly available data centre service.
NTT Communications currently operates one of the largest
Tier-1 IPv6 backbones in the world. Its network provides
comprehensive end-to-end support for IPv4/IPv6 dual stack,
which ensures a seamless transition to IPv6. The company
has contributed to the development of the IPv6 protocol and
pioneered world's first commercial IPv6 service in 2001.
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