Internet service provider, Internode, has revealed that its customer base is increasingly adopting Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).
At the recent IPv6 Summit in Melbourne, Internode founder, Simon Hackett, said more than five per cent of its customers are now using IPv6 to access the Internet.
This IPv6 adoption rate shows that the number of Internode customers actively using IPv6 has more than doubled in the past four months, since Internode reported a two per cent IPv6 adoption level for the ‘World IPv6 Launch’ event held on June 6.
Internode said all of its new customer connections have been IPv6-enabled since January this year, and all customer access routers sold by Internode are IPv6-enabled.
Hackett claimed it is a milestone for the company's IPv6 deployment journey and these initiatives were driving increased adoption of IPv6 across the Internode network “in a seamless, future-proof manner”.
“This strong and rising adoption rate shows that both customers and networks are ready and that IPv6 is now a mature and reliable aspect of Internet access," he said.
Internode was also recently acknowledged for its long term IPv6 deployment leadership when it received an A/NZ Internet Award (ANZIA) for its work delivering IPv6 in Australia.