Arris has released details of new products suitable for the introduction of the IPv6 internet protocol. It follows a week on the test benches of the Excentis lab in Ghent, Belgium.
The company said that both the ARRIS C4 CMTS and Touchstone TG862S wideband cable modem were capable of handling the new protocol.
“We’re very pleased to have been part of such a successful interoperability demonstration at Cable Europe Labs,” said Derek Elder, ARRIS SVP & GM, Touchstone DOCSIS CPE Business Unit. “European cable operators can rest assured that our data modems and E-MTA voice and data devices will support the full range of IPv6 migration stages.”
“The Cable industry has been preparing for the important and necessary transition from IPv4 to IPv6 for some time now and, due to our members’ rapid growth, Cable Europe Labs has increased our focus on validating technical solution and transition strategies,” added Peter Percosan, managing director, Cable Europe Labs. The recent interoperability event hosted by Excentis, successfully demonstrated the great strides made by key vendor partners. It is a major industry milestone.”
Since 1981, IPv4 has been the publicly used Internet Protocol and is currently the foundation for most internet communications. The exponential growth of the Internet and the traffic it enables has created a need for more addresses, leading to the development of IPv6.