Sky has announced that over 90% of its broadband customers are now going to be IPv6 enabled. The broadband provider says this future-proofs its network for millions of customers.
It follows a series of extensive tests and trials, coupled with a controlled rollout of updating the home routers for millions of Sky customers commenced and is now almost completed for all eligible customers.
Mohamed Hammady, chief technical officer, Sky UK commented: “Technical leadership is part of Sky’s DNA. We were the first carrier in the UK to introduce 100Gb/s fibre optic technology for our core network, and the first European adopter of Cisco’s latest carrier grade routers, the NCS6000 series, bringing 8Tb/s technology to our super-core. And now, we’re enabling the network to IPv6, future-proofing millions of customers’ broadband connections. All these developments help us to support customers’ huge demand for viewing TV on multiple devices and demonstrate Sky’s commitment to giving customers the best broadband experience.”
Sky was recently awarded The Jim Bound IPv6 Award in recognition for driving IPv6 adoption in the industry and is the first major UK ISP to implement IPv6.
Customers do not need to do anything to their compatible router as it will have been updated automatically.