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    Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proof it

    This is a discussion on Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proof it within the IPv6 forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...-for-customers Sky today announces that over 90% of its broadband customers are now IPv6 enabled, future-proofing its network for millions ...

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      Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proof it

      https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...-for-customers
      Sky today announces that over 90% of its broadband customers are now IPv6 enabled, future-proofing its network for millions of customers.

      Ensuring customers broadband connections are IPv6 ready is an essential development for Sky customers using the Internet. IPv6 will provide an almost limitless supply of IP addresses, so customers can continue to enjoy using the Internet across multiple devices without risk of losing connection.

      Whether it’s watching their favourite TV shows online, buying concert tickets or online shopping, Sky is committed to providing its customers with a reliable broadband experience, as the Internet transitions to the next-generation addressing standard.

      After the success of extensive testing and trials, a controlled rollout of updating the home routers for millions of Sky customers commenced and is now almost completed for all eligible customers.

      Mohamed Hammady, Chief Technical Officer, Sky UK commented: "Technical leadership is part of Sky’s DNA. We were the first carrier in the UK to introduce 100Gb/s fibre optic technology for our core network, and the first European adopter of Cisco’s latest carrier grade routers, the NCS6000 series, bringing 8Tb/s technology to our super-core. And now, we’re enabling the network to IPv6, future-proofing millions of customers’ broadband connections. All these developments help us to support customers’ huge demand for viewing TV on multiple devices and demonstrate Sky’s commitment to giving customers the best broadband experience.”

      Sky was recently awarded The Jim Bound IPv6 Award in recognition for driving IPv6 adoption in the industry and is the first major UK ISP to implement IPv6.

      Customers do not need to do anything to their compatible router as it will have been updated automatically.


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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      Some information further down in that press release is also interesting;

      • By the end of 2016 all eligible customers will be IPv6 enabled, raising the total to 95% of all Sky broadband customers.
      • 95% of Sky’s routers and services are IPv6 compliant; with the exception of customers using their own router which may not be compliant, customers on the Sky Connect product, and customers using some older Sky routers, which are not compliant.
      • The IPv6 connectivity is provided alongside the existing IPv4 based connection using a technique known as dual stack. Each customer is provided with a /56 prefix, that can support up to 256 networks within the home. The Sky router software also supports a stateful IPv6 firewall.

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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      M24 and I still don't have it.


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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      My sagecom sky router has now been connected for just over 1.5 weeks and still no sniff of ipv6, so my exchange doesn't have it yet.
      I will now go back to using my Billion 7800N.

      One thing I did notice is that with the sky router my internet radios remained connected (wifi) almost permanently. With my Billion router, I am resetting the connection on one radio in particular at least evey other day, sometimes several times a day.

      They are quite old and I did think that they were on their way out, but obviously not.
      I am not sure what is different between the Billion and the Sagecom to cause this.

      Anyone any ideas?

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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      My sagecom sky router has now been connected for just over 1.5 weeks and still no sniff of ipv6, so my exchange doesn't have it yet.
      I will now go back to using my Billion 7800N.
      Nothing to do with the exchange.
      That Sagam router is pretty old.
      Has the Sagam had a firmware update this year from Sky?
      The sr101/2 and the sky q hub have all had firmware updates that flagged IPv6.

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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      It has the latest firmware as shown on this forum. I am on fibre pro unlimited or whatever it is called these days.

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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      Just a thought.............

      If my sagecom router is that old, shouldn't Sky be supplying me with a new and more modern router?

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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      I do recall someone from Sky saying that all the Sagem routers had been updated to support IPv6 with their latest firmware updates. At the time they were being tested for IPv6 support. I can't see them going backwards on that one.

      The question of support on the other routers (Netgear & D-Link) wasn't answered at the time so I suspect that they haven't been updated to support IPv6.

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      Re: Sky completes roll out of IPv6 becoming the first major UK Internet provider to future-proo

      My old Sagem worked with IPv6 first time I tried it after I knew that IPv6 had been enabled on my line. I had not used it for more than twelve months prior to that.
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