Globe is in the forefront of technology. We are working for years in adapting the next generation Internet Protocol version 6 to ensure its clients and subscribers continued and enhanced services and application for the future of the Internet and beyond. Globe is also in line with the Philippine Government Initiative for IPv6 in the Executive Order 893 – Promoting the deployment and use of Internet Protocol version 6 - IPv6.

Last June 8, Globe have participated on the World IPv6 Day http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day the 1st of global IPv6 interoperation tests in which websites, content delivery providers and service providers will be participating as well. You may access Globe's IPv6 services and applications showcase

 

What is IPV6?

IPV6  is the latest revision of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion.

 

Why Do We Need Ipv6?

 

For the past few decades, the Internet has used Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). IPv4 uses IP addresses to uniquely identify these electronic devices or hosts, may it be a computer or any other machine. Despite its tremendous success, IPv4 is showing signs of strain, especially, in its limited address space and its fast depletion. To address these concerns, the IPv6 was created.
 
The newer version IPv6 serves the same function with that of the IPv4 but it does not carry the same limitations. Among the features of the IPv6, are larger addresses, in a way that these become unlimited for everyone, flexible header format, improved options, support for resource allocations and provision for protocol extension. IPv6 preserves everything that is good about today's internet, and adds more features such as stateless auto-configuration, seamless mobility, automated network management, mandated security and new optional service levels. 
 
With Facebook, Google and Yahoo also moving to IPv6 there will be sites that IPv6-enabled users can reach. Of course, they'll still be able to reach them by IPv4 as well. As Sampa Choudhuri, a Cisco small business marketing manager, recently blogged, "Your current network running IPv4-based devices won't be obsolete for some time."

 

 

 

When do we need to Upgrade or use Ipv6?

"When? That's the 2^128-address question," says Cisco's Fiocco. "As more and more consumers switch to IPv6 — AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner and other service providers now bring new households online via IPv6 as a matter of course — it would make sense for businesses to provide services and content via IPv6 sooner rather than later."

 

Owen DeLong, Hurricane Electric's IPv6 evangelist, agrees. "The sooner you start, the better you can plan/prepare. Plan on adding IPv6 to your existing capabilities and maintaining dual-stack for several years." He also warns, "Expect to have to touch everything in your network." That isn't easy.

 

 

Do Globe offers IPV6?

Yes, You may learn more here http://ipv6.globe.com.ph/#tunnel

 

 

Do IPV6 have Additional fees?

Totally none! Globe Telecom is providing a Ipv6 Tunnel that is cost effective and helpful

 

 

DO IT REALLY MATTERS?

Yes, surely do. As the internet is going on and on. Websites are now migrating to Ipv6 thus Ipv6 has more extensive features and security capability than the current Ipv4.