UA-IX Traffic Exchange Network To Start Deploying IPv6 Protocol In April

UA-IX, the Ukrainian traffic exchange network, intends to start deploying Internet Protocol version six or IPv6 in April 1, Ukrainian traffic exchange network administrator Serhii Polischuk has announced in course of a panel discussion devoted to information and communication technologies.

“On the first of April we start deploying [IPv6 protocol], for this have received a special block of IP addresses, now a tender for procurement of new equipment is being held and we will be ready to provide this service,” he said.

Polischuk says on February 1 the address space in the IPv4 protocol was completely depleted.

The necessity of the IPv6 protocol introduction in the UA-IX network is conditioned by the on-going process of the global internet switchover to the new protocol since shortage of address space within the previous protocol IPv4.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Ukrainian traffic exchange network UA-IX is a subsidiary of the Internet Association of Ukraine.

It was founded on bases of the same-name traffic exchange network, in operation since August 2000.

UA-IX serves to ensure maximum connection of Ukrainian providers’ networks and to arrange effective traffic exchange among them vie the shortest routes, omitting foreign networks.

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