LEEDS, England, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- World Leading IPv6 Training Company (Erion) Colocate Servers With aql In Preparation For World IPv6 Day
June 8th 2011 is World IP Version 6 "IPv6" day. This is the target day for many ISP's and other Internet access providers to make their network compatible with the new future-proof Internet addressing scheme.
Wholesale telecoms and data network operator, aql, are launching their commercial IPv6 colocation offering on June 8th. This is not just a toe-dip, but the day that the doors open at aql for any customer or enterprise to install servers in aql's datacentres and to be assigned IPv6 Internet addresses.
Early adopters of the service, such as IPv6 specialists Erion, have been operating IPv6 on the aql network for a number of months, providing useful feedback to ensure aql's service is fit for purpose. David Holder, MD of Erion, states, "As one of the world's leading IPv6 training companies, we are delighted with the native IPv6 service from aql. We have been users of aql colocation and voice services for many years. Now with aql's deployment of native IPv6 we will be able to decommission our IPv6 tunnels to our aql servers. The switch over to IPv6 at aql took only a few minutes and we were successfully operating over native IPv6 almost immediately."
Dr Adam Beaumont, CEO of aql, explains more on IPv6 and the bigger picture, "Industry research has predicted growth in the number of connected devices to rise from a current 5 billion to a staggering 50 billion devices by 2020." He continued, "In order to get all of these devices online, more Internet address space is needed and only IPv6 can deliver this scalability. This is proving a huge technical challenge to many organisations, both fixed and mobile operators. However - aql are committed to delivering IPv6 and are supported by massive proactivity and enthusiasm from the community including industry experts and longstanding aql partners such as David Holder of Erion, Adrian Kennard of specialist IPv6 ISP AAISP and Andy Davidson of Hurricane Electric, the largest IPv6 global network provider. All their help and insight is invaluable to achieving this goal."
Notes to Editor :
Any mention of aql should be used in lowercase letters as it is a trademarked name and device.
About aql: aql, established in 1998, is a UK based, regulated telecommunications operator. aql specialise in providing secure, reliable wholesale access to the fixed and mobile networks to government, enterprise and to innovators. The numbers speak for themselves - aql is responsible for the voice services and numbering on over 42 million numbers for over 20 UK ISP's, routes over 1 million SMS text messages per day and has enabled over 40 UK MVNO (virtual mobile) brands. aql also own and operate a significant national data network and secure datacentre sites within the UK.
aql(R) is a registered trademark, device and trading style of (aq) limited.
Press Contact: Dan Ray (Marketing Officer, aql) Tel: +44(0)1133-20-30-85 Email: Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org