ETSI supports key IPv6 event

Sophia Antipolis,  18th October 2006

As demand for the protocol grows, the French IPv6 Worldwide Summit - 14th to 15th November 2006, Cannes, France - will consider strategies for Deployment, Address management, Domain name management and other issues related to IPv6's role in un-locking web based networks to meet their full potential.

ETSI will be present as speaker, test partner and exhibitor at the Summit. This meeting of the Internet and the Telecommunications world is highly significant, as it emphasises the increased interest and understanding between the communities as steps are taken towards converged networks.

With International participation from Government, Industry and Research, this event promises to be an important contributor to the IPv6 roadmap.

Important themes:

  • IPv6 GOVERNANCE: RIRs - PANEL SESSION
  • DEPLOYMENT IN GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
  • OPERATORS & ISPs DEPLOYMENT
  • DEPLOYMENT IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR & REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT
  • APPLICATIONS & SERVICES
  • VENDORS ROADMAP AND VISION
  • SECURITY AND EQUIPMENT CHALLENGES
  • TEST & CERTIFICATION
  • NETWORK MANAGEMENT
  • IPv6 IN THE CONTEXT OF MOBILITY: ROADMAP & ISSUES

A 'hands-on' tutorial will take place on the 16th November - at the same location - with 100 PCs connected to give participants first-hand experience of the new capabilities of the IPv6 protocol, putting into practice its essential elements (network configuration, IPv6 routing, network management and IPv6 programming).

To measure against the promises made in the conference, ETSI PlugtestsTM will provide a test bed for manufacturers and developers bringing IPv6 products to test towards 'IPv6 Ready' labelling.

Registration is now open for the French IPv6 Worldwide Summit and also for the tutorial and ETSI PLUGTESTSTM interoperability event.

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IPv6 Worldwide Summit web site at: www.v6summit.com

IPv6 PLUGTESTSTM at: http://www.v6summit.com/Plugtests/framework.htm

Notes to editors

About ETSI

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, is Europe's officially-recognized standardization body for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including telecommunications and broadcasting. An independent organization, ETSI unites almost 700 members from 56 countries, including manufacturers, network operators, administrations, service providers, research bodies and users - in fact, all the key players in the ICT arena.

For more information: http://www.etsi.org/.

The ETSI PLUGTESTSTM Service is a professional service that specializes in the organization of interoperability events for  telecommunication / Internet / Information Technology standards.

For more information about this event and other activities organized by the PLUGTESTSTM Service visit: www.etsi.org/plugtests/

PlugtestsTM is a trademark of ETSI registered for the benefit of its Members.

For further information about this news release, please contact:

Kevin FLYNN,
ETSI Press co-ordinator
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 94 42 58
E-mail: kevin.flynn@etsi.org