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05/06/2012

Telefónica at the farefront with its participation in the IPV6 launch world day

- Telefónica participates in the "IPv6 launch day" with the first pilot access to their fixed and mobile broadbands.
- Extends the corporate WEB IPv6 domains in Europe and Latin America.


Madrid. June 5 th, 2012.-  Telefónica participates tomorow in the IPV6 Launch World Day (IPv6 Launch Day) activating the access to their networks the opportunity to process Internet traffic with IPv6 scheme. Thus, Telefónica joins to the initiative launched by the ISOC (Internet Society) this June 6th in order to promote the implementation of the new version 6 of Internet Protocol as an evolution of IPv4, which is depleting the available addresses.

A highlight of the participation of Telefónica in IPv6 Launch Day this year with regard to IPv6 Day 2011 is the start of activities such as network access provider (ISP), to offer real users to the new Internet both in Latin America and Europe. So, Telefónica goes ahead many of the operators in both regions by fixed broadband deployments in Spain and Peru, and mobile broadband in Mexico. Since June 6th, the number of accesses of these deployments will grow up to 1%, target set by ISOC.

Telefónica I+D also contributes with more users in a real job environment by incorporating workers in the technology business park of Boecillo in Valladolid (Spain), in addition to the technology business park of Walqa in Aragón (Spain), already participated in 2011.

The widespread availability of IPv6 access in the networks of Telefónica will be placed throughout 2013 and beyond, depending on the forecasted depletion of IPv4 public address space, different by regions and countries in which the company operates.

As a content provider, Telefónica expands this year the number of sites that support IPv6 permanently, adding corporate webs in Peru (http://www.telefonica.com.pe/), Ecuador (http://www.movistar.com.ec) and UK (http://o2.co.uk), joining to Internet content providers such us Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing. These domains are added to others launched last year in Brazil (Terra-Brazil) and Spain with telefonica.com, info.telefonica.es, saladeprensa.telefonica.com and Telefónica R+D Internet portal, www.tid.es.

Telefónica reaffirms its position among Internet leaders, both in reference to permanent migration of content, such as the start of deployment of IPv6 access to end users.

Furthermore, this progressive increase in the participation of Telefónica in successive annual events for the promotion of IPv6 reflects its commitment with its customers and with the Internet community in the ongoing task of transformation of network infrastructure, systems and client devices, in order to allow the continued developing of the communication capabilities of fixed broadband (optical fiber) and wireless (LTE), before the depletion of space in IPv4 addresses.

Looking ahead, and to make a first analysis of the impact and opportunities of IPv6 developments in products and services on Internet, Telefónica and Red.es are collaborating on the upcoming launch of the CPD (Centre for Data Processing and Services) ‘FI-WARE’, the largest European platform for experimentation of Future Internet services, co-funded by the European Commission, which will support IPv6 from the start.

Telefónica leads the major European IPV6 projects since 1999

For Telefónica, IPv6 World Day is a milestone in a long history. Although it is now when its deployment is taking visibility, Telefónica has been working in the transition to IPv6 for 13 years. The first experience in IPv6 networks and services took place in 1999, as part of an international research project led by Telefónica R&D. Between 2002 and 2005, Telefónica R+D led Euro6IX (European IPv6 Internet Exchanges Backbone), the biggest European IPv6 telecommunications industry, and in 2004, Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) launched the first commercial service of IPv6, and Telefónica Spain made the first pilot tests with corporate clients

Since 2008, Telefónica has been actively involved in projects examining the latest trends and possible applications of IPv6, as well as meetings and discussions promoted by the European Commission and other relevant organizations such as ISOC, OECD, IPv6 Forum and Red.es.