Internode recently collected an A/NZ Internet award (ANZIA) for its pioneering work to deliver Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) to Australia.
At a gala ceremony in Canberra, Internode was presented with the ANZIA accolade for launching the first commercially supported IPv6 services in Australia, after a 20-month public IPv6 trial.
The ANZIA is an annual event celebrating the achievements of organisations, businesses and individuals that have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet within the region.
According to Internode, it led Australia in becoming the country’s first broadband company to offer IPv6 as a standard service in August last year.
By July 2012, more than three per cent of Internode's customers were using IPv6 to access the Internet.
Internode founder, Simon Hackett, who oversaw the company’s adoption of IPv6, urged other businesses to make the move to IPv6.
“IPv6 is now ready for prime time. The most important lesson from Internode’s experience is that done right, customers will not even notice the change to IPv6," he said.
In further building its public support of IPv6 deployment, it will be sponsoring the upcoming IPv6 Summit, which runs in Melbourne through October 17 and 18.