* Posts by jima

2 posts • joined 22 May 2018

Sitting pretty in IPv4 land? Look, you're gonna have to talk to IPv6 at some stage

jima

L3 switching (AKA routing), switch management...yes, some switches care about IPv6, just not the dumb ones.

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

jima

T-Mobile & IPv6

> Again though we see human persuasion at work here: someone persuaded T-Mobile USA that rather than go with IPv4 equipment, they should make the jump to IPv6 and then back port to IPv4.

> T-Mobile USA is known for having a CEO who is focused on shaking up the mobile market and has gone out of his way to identify and promote small gaps in that market as a way of building up customers. In other words, the company is not only open-minded but is actively seeking an edge in the market.

This is a fairly fanciful tale; while I fully acknowledge Mr. Legere's unorthodox business acumen, T-Mobile US's IPv6 initiative predates his time as CEO by at least two years -- I was part of their closed IPv6 beta program (as a customer) at least a year prior.

While he may well have accelerated the initiative upon taking the helm, the decision to start lies with other people inside the business, some of whom are well-known in IPv6 advocacy circles.

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