Connecting Canadians with the New Internet
At ARIN 36 in Montreal last week TELUS co-sponsored network connectivity, bringing IPv6 to all NANOG and ARIN meeting attendees.
We Canadians are generally known for hockey, poutine and our overwhelming politeness. I’m very sorry about that. Believe it or not though there is such a thing as Canadian pride. Perhaps not surprisingly it is a polite form of pride, one which comes with a dash of bashfulness.
True to form, we at TELUS are proud of our support of industry meetings that have been held in Canada over the last several years. We have sponsored these meetings by providing network connectivity for ARIN meetings in Toronto (2010), Vancouver (2012) and now in Montreal (2015) and similarly IETF and NANOG meetings. In 2012 we were incredibly happy with our progress in constructing our IPv6 capabilities, introducing native dual-stack service for these meetings.
Fast forward a few years to 2015 and we have made a great deal of further progress. We now offer IPv6 to enterprise customers on their Internet services, and are in the midst of the mass roll-out of our IPv6 service for consumer Internet services. These efforts are finally beginning to bring Canada into the picture of global IPv6 adoption.
In June, Canada was at 0.5% user adoption of IPv6. As of October that number is 2.18% and growing quickly. This growth can be accounted for with our deployment to hundreds of thousands of homes whose Internet service now includes IPv6 connectivity. We’re extremely happy to help Canada join the rest of the pack!
Matthew Wilder is a Sr Engineer in the Technology Strategy team of Vancouver based TELUS where has worked for 10 years. TELUS is Canada’s fasting growing national telecommunications provider with 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.4 million wireless subscribers and 1.5 million high-speed Internet subscribers. Matthew’s responsibilities include IP address management, IPv6 strategy and network performance for all Internet services. He has been an active member of the ARIN community as well as both NANOG and IETF, each of which TELUS has continually supported through network sponsorship for meetings held in Canada.
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