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June 07, 2012
ZyXEL Broadband Gateways Pass IPv6 Interoperability Test
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
While the world is readying for migration to IPv6, ZyXEL Communications (News - Alert), a provider of broadband networking and routing products including VoIP gateways, announced its VMG1312 broadband gateway has passed IPv6 interoperability tests conducted by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL (News - Alert)).
Following the success at UNH-IOL, VMG1312 broadband gateways have satisfied the requirements for participation in the World IPv6 Launch, held on June 6, 2012 that is driving all the established websites and businesses to migrate to IPv6.
"ZyXEL is proud of achieving this milestone in our ongoing effort for interoperability. We appreciate UNH-IOL's support and expert guidance through this process," said Brian Feng (News - Alert), senior vice president at ZyXEL, in a statement. "We have provisioned IPv6 support for several ADSL2+, VDSL2 and bonded VDSL2 gateways to simplify and accelerate carrier deployment of these products."
The IPv6-enabled gateways incorporate three implementation paths: IPv6 Ready Deployment (IPv6 RD), IPv6/IPv4 Dual Stack and IPv6/IPv4 Dual Stack Lite, allowing service providers to either run IPv6 only or IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously.
UNH-IOL offers accredited testing for the IPv6 Ready Logo Program and has been highly involved in the IPv6 Forum's IPv6 Ready Logo Program as the North American regional officer and a technical contributor.
In 2004, ZyXEL began the process to obtain its first IPv6 Ready Logo certificate and has continued to receive this certification across a wider range of product lines while adding support for additional IPv6 features.
Earlier in April, ZyXEL announced it is providing IPv6 support for its complete line of business security gateways (USG series) and its managed gigabit Ethernet switches (GS2200 series). The company also announced this IPv6-certified software upgrade is available to all its current customers for free.
Because the ZyXEL USG series comprises the ZLD3.0 firmware upgrade it makes all existing and new USG series devices IPv6-compliant, the company said.
Edited by Juliana Kenny
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