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ENTANET: Entanet encourages IPv6 adoption and feedback
[November 26, 2010]

ENTANET: Entanet encourages IPv6 adoption and feedback

Nov 26, 2010 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Entanet, the pioneering wholesale voice and data communications provider, discusses recent comments made by Vint Cerf, known to many as one of the fathers of the Internet, that the UK will run out of IPv4 addresses well before the end of 2011.

Entanets Chief Technical Officer, Steve Lalonde, argues that ISPs are blaming the slow rate of IPv6 adoption on the need to invest in new and expensive equipment in order to support the new addresses. Others are using the apparently low consumer take-up of IPv6 as an excuse for putting off investment.

Essentially, the Internet will not stop working when IPv4 addresses run out. However, future growth and innovation will be hindered without IPv6 uptake. In the worst case, it would become impossible for ISPs to accommodate any new Internet subscribers, he says.

Lalonde also discusses Entanets early adoption of IPv6 and argues that some ISPs are compromising their network performance and even becoming technically negligent. It will also be important to ISPs looking to remain competitive as some customers may not want to stay with ISPs that cant provide them with IPv6 addresses, especially once the remaining IPv4 addresses have dried up.

Entanet is actively encouraging feedback from resellers and end users that have adopted IPv6. We believe ISPs should explain why they are holding off and encourage resellers and end users to provide feedback on their experiences. If you are successfully using IPv6 we would like to know your success stories and also about any problems you encountered. Those willing to share their experiences should email

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About Entanet Entanet is a leading communications provider of business class voice and data connectivity services, delivered via a channel of partners. Its voice and data connectivity services meet the needs of diverse customer groups. These services include wholesale broadband, IP telephony, traditional telecoms such as Wholesale Line Rental and marketing numbers and bespoke connectivity solutions including leased lines, VPNs, colocation hosting and transit. In 2006 and 2007 it was awarded the accolade of Specialist Vendor of the Year - Products and Services in the national CRN Channel Awards. It was also awarded the awards of Best Internet Telephony and Best Consumer Email at the 2008 ISPA Awards and ranked in the 2008 Deloitte Fast 50 and Sunday Times TechTrack 100. Further recognition was achieved in 2009 with a listing in the Tech Media Invest Top 100, a ranking of 61st in the Sunday Times Techtrack 100 and a ranking in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA.

First established in 1996, Entanet is now one of the UK's leading communications providers. With a national network and continued ongoing investment, Entanet is fully committed to delivering the highest standards of voice and data service provision throughout the UK.

As part of Entagroup, Entanet provides long-term stability and security to its customers. Founded in 1990, Entagroup is a broad-based IT and communications group with annual sales in excess of $200million.

For more information contact: Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing Entanet International Ltd Tel: 0333 101 0000 Email: Neville Street Stella Six - Press & PR 78 White Hart Reabrook Shrewsbury Shropshire UK SY3 7TE T: +44 (0) 1743 246917 Skype: neville.street F: +44 (0) 1743 291816 M: + 44 (0) 7967 717259 E: ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at on the world wide web. Inquiries to

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