We just published this month’s IPv6 network operator measurements and I’d like to highlight one particularly exciting development in IPv6 deployment from French ISP Free.
Free SAS – (AS12322), part of the Illiad group, is a French telecommunications company that provides voice, video, data, and Internet telecommunications to consumers in France. Free were an early adopter of IPv6 and deployed their original IPv6 infrastructure in only 5 weeks at the end of 2007 thanks to an innovative 6rd (IPv6 rapid deployment) proposal by Rémi Després. This month’s IPv6 network operator measurements show Free SAS ranked 17th (up from 28th last month) with an IPv6 deployment percentage of 72.73% (up from 45.61% last month). This represents a huge monthly increase and is further proof that Free can deploy IPv6 at scale in very short order.
You can view the full listing of newly updated IPv6 network operator measurements for this month.
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