June 2015 archive

TDYR 250: Reflections on EuroDIG 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria

I attended my first European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in Sofia, Bulgaria, this week. In this episode, I talk all about what went on there... more info can be found at: https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/europe-bureau-public-policy/2015/06/internet-society-eurodig-2015-sofia-bulgaria-week-network

EuroDIG Sessions on Friday, June 5, about Cybersecurity, Network Neutrality, IANA, Access and More (Featured Blog)

What do Europeans interested in Internet policy think about cybersecurity, network neutrality, IANA, improving Internet access and other topics? Tomorrow the second day of the European Dialog on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, will cover all those topics and many more. I've listed some of the sessions that either I or my Internet Society colleagues are participating in. I will personally be involved as a panelist on the two sessions about cybersecurity. More...

How Did Estonia Grow From Near 0% IPv6 To 8% In 7 Months?

How did the country of Estonia grow from close to 0% IPv6 deployment to almost 8% in about 7 months?  What did the network operators there do?  By way of a tweet today we learned that RIPE Labs published this great IPv6 case study about the Estonian growth. The story also includes this impressive chart from Akamai’s State of the Internet report:

Estonia IPv6 growth

That shows the growth of IPv6 usage through March 2015 – and today Google’s IPv6 statistics put Estonian usage at 7.75% (as of June 2, 2015) and APNIC’s IPv6 stats show the country hitting over 8% in late May 2015:

Estonian IPv6 usageSooo… how did they do this?

Well, we should really direct you to the APNIC Labs guest post from Tarko Tikan of Estonian Telecom:

and also his recent presentation, “Enabling and Securing IPv6 in Service Provider Networks “:

A couple of high-level points I took away from the material:

  • They did not try to justify the IPv6 deployment on its own – instead they folded it into a planned project to replace their broadband network gateway (BNG).
  • They made sure they had a fall-back mechanism in place so that customers would not notice any issues with IPv6.
  • They paid a great amount of attention to the customer premises equipment (CPE) and rolled out IPv6-capable CPE in advance of the deployment.
  • They used access control lists (ACLs) to be able to limit and then quickly open up IPv6 deployment to different parts of their network.

Tarko provides some great statistics in his APNIC post:

As for the statistics, we have a total of 250,000 subscribers in our network. We have 38,000+ active IPv6 subscribers (almost 15% of our customer base). Eighty-one percent of these have at least one IPv6-enabled device in the LAN and 70% have more than one.

Again, the article and video provide more information.  Kudos to APNIC Labs for publishing it and for Tarko Tikan for providing the information.

If you want to get your network operating with IPv6, please visit our Start Here page to begin! Consider joining Estonian Telecom and the many other service providers who have made the move to IPv6!

P.S. If you are network operator and enable IPv6, why not join the World IPv6 Launch measurements effort so that your network will appear in our monthly IPv6 measurements?



The Hobson & Holtz Report #810: The deepening FIFA scandal, sponsors, and reputation

Intro: FIR Interview with Leila Janah posted, FIR Interview coming with Netvibes CEO Freddy Mini and marketing director Kim Terca; Neville’s taking an “FIR break” in June: what you can expect in the meantime in Shel’s network experiment;

Quick News: Who are Twitter’s verified users?, couple live-Periscope their wedding, the new Ice Bucket challenge: Hold a Coke between your boobs, Ford launches pay-per-minute GoDrive car sharing service in London; the Media Monitoring Minute with CustomScoop;

News That Fits: The deepening FIFA scandal: are the sponsors key to getting the Beautiful Game back?; a look at Mary Meeker’s 2015 State of the Internet report; listener comments in audio and from the FIR Podcast Community on Google+; global newspaper readership falls more than 25% in four years says study; Igloo Software promo; Dan York’s Tech Report: on the road to Bulgaria, the critical elements to getting your blog post noticed; the past week on the FIR Podcast Network;

Music from David Peck; and more.

Links related to content in this episode are on Delicious.

The post #810: The deepening FIFA scandal, sponsors, and reputation appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.

IPv6 for ISPs: State of deployment and lessons learned – Slides and Video from RIPE70

What is the state of IPv6 deployment within Internet Service Providers (ISPs)?  What lessons can be learned from recent deployments?  At the recent RIPE 70 conference, Aaron Hughes gave a great overview of the current state and lessons that can be learned.  His slides are available as PDF:

IPv6 for ISPs

The video is also available from the RIPE 70 archives.

Not to spoil it too much, but Aaron concludes that yes, indeed, ISPs are deploying IPv6 successfully! :-)

If you want to start deploying IPv6, please visit our Start Here page to get started!


Internet Society At EuroDIG 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, this week: network neutrality, cybersecurity, improving access and more…

How do we ensure an open, trusted Internet across all of Europe?  How can we help all countries across Europe realize the full opportunities provided by the Internet?  What do we need to do to improve the overall security of the Internet? And what kind of regulations and policies would best support the ongoing growth enabled by the Internet?

Dan York