Whatever happened to IPv6?

Date/Time:
Monday 27 April 2015
6.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Map

Cost:
Without buffet

  • BCS Members Free
  • Non-members £10 plus 20%VAT (£12.00)
  • Students Free

With buffet

  • BCS Members £5 plus 20%VAT(£6.00)
  • Non-members £15 plus 20%VAT(£18.00)
  • Students £5 plus 20%VAT (£6.00)

Speaker:
Michael Spalter

Summary:

"IPv4 addresses are running out and IPv6 is urgently needed to address the growing need for IP address expansion"... well this was the strong message from the industry some 3 years ago. The transition across doesn't appear to be happening in any material way. Every device connected to the Internet needs an IP address. When the Internet was designed, with over 4 billion unique addresses, no-one imagined that we'd ever run out of the 4 billion addresses it provided but now that we have, a new system for communicating over the Internet is needed. IPv6 is that new system and all hardware, software, computers, smart phone and ISPs will all need to support it. This talk will provide an overview of the current state of IPv6 rollout, the barriers to adoption and what companies and individuals need to consider in planning for their own adoption and Internet future."

Speaker Profile:

Michael Spalter is CEO of DrayTek (UK & Ireland) with overall responsibility for all DrayTek products and service. Michael is a veteran of the datacommunications industry, selling V21 (300bps) analogue modems in the mid 1980's through to today's ultra-high speed fibre services. DrayTek is a brand leader in networking equipment, known for pioneering innovative features and reliable performance within their range of products aimed at the SME.

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