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.
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.