Comcast IPv6 Trials

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Wed Jan 27 23:55:51 CST 2010


> Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 20:59:16 -0800
> From: "George Bonser" <gbonser at seven.com>
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: William McCall 
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 7:51 PM
> > Subject: Re: Comcast IPv6 Trials
> > 
> > Saw this today too. This is a good step forward for adoption. Without
> > going too far, what was the driving factor/selling point to moving
> > towards this trial?
> 
> 
> SWAG: Comcast is a mobile operator.  At some point NAT becomes very
> expensive for mobile devices and it makes sense to use IPv6 where you
> don't need to do NAT.  Once you deploy v6 on your mobile net, it is to
> your advantage to have the stuff your mobile devices connect to also be
> v6.  Do do THAT your network needs to transport v6 and once your net is
> ipv6 enabled, there is no reason not to leverage that capability to the
> rest of your network. /SWAG
> 
> My gut instinct says that mobile operators will be a major player in v6
> adoption.

SWAG is wrong. Comcast is a major cable TV, telephone (VoIP), and
Internet provider, but they don't do mobile (so far).
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R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
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