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Ericsson acquires smart grid vendor

UK smart meter network based on IPv6 wireless mesh tech

Telefónica on Wednesday unveiled more details about the smart metering contract won from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Control last week. According to the information, the smart meter network will see one of the first IPv6 implementations in an M2M environment, as well as the roll out of a mesh network software client that runs on top of any available data network including wifi, 3G and fixed broadband.

It's World IPv6 Launch day

Industry lights up IPv6 addresses

Major network operators around the world permanently enabled IPv6 for their products and services on Wednesday, June 6, as World IPv6 Launch day marked the official debut of dual-support capabilities that will be in place for many years to come.

A number of brands such as Google, Facebook and Ericsson have gone live with IPv6

Global tech brands go live with IPv6

A roster of large global brands made internet history Tuesday, by permanently making the switch to the IPv6 networking protocol. The coordinated move by well known online brands such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo means that all their participating services are now available via IPv6 enabled equipment.

NSN has announced that executive chairman Jesper Ovesen will step down from his role upon the closing of Nokia's transaction with tech giant Microsoft

Cisco to lay-off 6,500

Cisco, the networking equipment vendor, has announced that it is to lay-off 6,500 workers worldwide, in a bid to revive its fortunes. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the move would reduce its regular full-time staff by nine per cent and that approximately 2,100 of the employees would be leaving through a voluntary early retirement program. The remaining job losses will be announced in the first week of August.

Comcast plans to have IPv6 available to all its customers by mid-2013

IPv6 transition stalled by lack of motivation

The telecom industry’s call to action over the adoption of IPv6 is falling on deaf ears in the enterprise space, according to analyst research released on Wednesday.

It's World IPv6 Launch day

World IPv6 day a success for those that can

Some of the biggest names on the internet offered their content over IPv6 on Wednesday, marking a global ‘test flight’ for the future architecture of the internet. The day’s success will be measured by the number of internet users that don’t see any difference in how they go about their business – a number that is not expected to be very high, given that the leading participants: Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Akamai to name a few, are dual stacking their websites.

Mobile number portability (MNP) is planned to be introduced in Azerbaijan in October

Nortel sells IPv4 numbers to Microsoft

Squeezing the last drops of value out of its remaining assets, fading giant Nortel this week won approval to sell its block of IPv4 addresses to Microsoft for an estimated $7.5m.

Is the clock ticking?

Out of numbers, out of time

On February 1, the global internet address authority IANA handed out two of the last blocks of freely available IPv4 addresses. The move triggered an automatic distribution of the remaining five blocks to each of the regional registries. There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four. In this podcast telecoms.com talks to Axel Pawlik, chairman of RIPE and Juniper Networks’ head of carrier Ethernet, David Noguer Bau.

Mobile number portability (MNP) is planned to be introduced in Azerbaijan in October

No more numbers: IPv4 exhausted

Early Tuesday morning, internet address authority IANA (the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) handed out two of the last blocks of freely available IPv4 addresses to APNIC, regional internet registry of the Asia Pacific. The move triggered an automatic distribution of the remaining five blocks to each of the regional registries. There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four.

Reliance Globalcom deploys IPV6

Global network backbone operator Reliance Globalcom has rolled out IPv6 as an enhancement to its IP Transit product portfolio.

Mobile number portability (MNP) is planned to be introduced in Azerbaijan in October

IPv4 internet addresses almost exhausted

Last week analysts predicted that global mobile data revenues will rise from an estimated $208bn in 2009 to over $330bn in 2013, driven by explosive growth in smartphones and dongles. But with legacy internet addresses almost exhausted, the internet community is running out of time to prepare for future demand.

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