Galaxy S6 is IPv6 on all US National Mobile carriers

frnkblk at frnkblk at
Fri Apr 17 02:07:48 UTC 2015

It's my educated guess that much of Verizon's initially FTTH deployment used
BPON, and that access gear didn't (and probably will never) support IPv6.
So to get IPv6 they need to move the customer to a GPON-enabled access
shelf, which apparently requires a new ONT because their initial ONTs were
BPON only.


-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at] On Behalf Of Justin M. Streiner
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:40 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Re: Galaxy S6 is IPv6 on all US National Mobile carriers

On Mon, 13 Apr 2015, Stephen Frost wrote:

> I'm still wondering when they're going to teach the Verizon FIOS people
> about the IPv6 goodness...

I've been barking up that three for nearly the past three years.  No 
definite answers thus far, other than the ONTs deployed in many customer 
locations might make IPv6 deployment a bit of a PITA, regardless of which 
model router you have on site.

Trying to get good answers on this from VZ sales/marketing contacts 
through $dayjob has not gotten much in the way of good answers either.

I have a v6 tunnel through Hurricane Electric that works very well, but it 
would be nice to go native.


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