Ralph Wallace Named Chairman of Newly Founded US IPv6 Council

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Ralph Wallace Named Chairman of Newly Founded US IPv6 Council

Posted on 06.08.23

The IPv6 Forum welcomes the formation of a new IPv6 initiative with the establishment of the US IPv6 Council under the leadership of Mr. Ralph Wallace as its Chairman.

“The US IPv6 Council will be re-initiating established key stakeholders (and opening doors for new ones) from government, industry and academia to further the US IPv6 roadmap milestones with collaborative vision, for the US to continue our efforts in achieving the New Internet world based on IPv6, moving to IPv6-Only” stated Mr. Ralph Wallace, Chairman, US IPv6 Council.

The prime objective of the US IPv6 Council and its members is to promote deployment and coordinated uptake of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with support from industry, education, research communities and government agencies enabling equitable access to technology and knowledge.

“The US IPv6 Council has been created to extend to the US Internet community a strong voice and representation in the new Internet world to create momentum in deploying IPv6-Only and gradually sunset IPv4,” stated Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

The Internet World has been using the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) for the last four decades. Despite its tremendous success, IPv4 has exhibited signs of strain, especially in its totally depleted IP address space and its growing security concerns. IPv6 successfully preserves today’s Internet, and adds much more, such as virtually unlimited IP address space to connect everyone and everything, stateless auto-configuration, seamless mobility, automated network management, end to end security and new service levels such as SRv6, to name a few examples of opportunity.

About the US IPv6 Council

The US IPv6 Council is a chapter of the IPv6 Forum dedicated to the advancement and promotion of IPv6 best practices and lessons learned. Comprised of individual members, as opposed to corporate sponsors, its mission is to provide technical leadership and innovative thought for the successful integration of IPv6 into all facets of networking and telecommunications infrastructure, present and future. The US Council collaborates within the IPv6 Forum with other national based councils in creating a peer reviewed compendium of recommended IPv6 specific standards and deployment best practices.

About the IPv6 Forum

The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of international Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), with a mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure New Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology. Please visit http://www.ipv6forum.com

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