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Global Use Of IPv6 Accelerates

IRVING, Texas, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The use of IPv6 -- the internet's new addressing system -- is gathering pace, according to a survey of global organizations conducted by BT.

The 2012 BT Diamond IP IPv6 Industry Survey, which collected responses from IT and operations professionals across the world, found that 13 percent of organizations have already rolled out IPv6 across all or part of their networks -- up sharply from just five percent in 2011.

A further 44 percent of respondents plan to roll out IPv6 within two years, given the twin developments of an ever expanding internet and a rapid depletion in IPv4 addresses -- the internet's older addressing system.

Overall, 55 percent of respondents agreed that 'IPv6 is required for deployment across my entire network', showing that most organizations will not be satisfied with having IPv6 on just a portion of their estate, but will look to adopt it more broadly in order to realize the full benefits.

While the benefits of IPv6 are now sufficiently obvious for 57 percent of respondents to be well advanced in their roll-out or planning, 22 percent still believe that a stronger business case needs to be created to demonstrate sufficient return on investment. Another barrier is the perception of complexity in terms of the infrastructure needed, although nearly 60 percent of respondents agreed that IPv6 technology is now sufficiently mature to move ahead.

Diamond IP is part of the BT Connect portfolio, BT's portfolio of intelligent network services. BT has redefined the concept of intelligent network solutions. BT Connect establishes intelligence as a new dimension for the definition of network performance alongside speed, availability, scope, security and resilience and has also introduced other important innovations improving network performance.

Tim Rooney, BT Diamond IP product management director, BT Global Services, said: "We have been surveying IPv6 deployment over the last seven years now. This year's results show a dramatic progression in the adoption of the new standard, with a majority of global organizations seeing it as a priority. The move to IPv6 is here, and BT is investing to support its own transition. We are also ideally placed to help our customers move to IPv6 with our Diamond IP products and services."

The 2012 BT Diamond IP IPv6 Industry Survey results will be available to download on June 6, 2012 together with resources and advice on approaches, processes, security and network management for IPv6 from http://ipv6.bt.com.

For further informationAll news releases can be accessed at our web site: http://www.btplc.com/news

Notes to EditorsBT conducted a web-based survey from April 23 – May 15, 2012. The survey was completed by 876 IT or Operations professional from around the globe and spanning multiple industries. All survey responses were automatically tabulated into a survey tool. The survey is accessible on http://btdiamondip.com/

A video clip explaining IPv6 is accessible on BT Let's Talk

Information regarding BT's own transition to IPv6 is accessible on http://ipv6.bt.com/.

BT is taking part in IPv6 Launch on June 6, 2012 by holding a call at 3pm UK time to discuss the results of the 2012 BT Diamond IP IPv6 Industry Survey as well as providing recommendations from experts on how to address key issues that are being faced in the move to IPv6. Register to join the call at http://ipv6.bt.com/.

About BT Diamond IPBT Diamond IP is a leading provider of software and appliance products and services that help customers effectively manage their complex IP networks.  Our award-winning IPControl™ solutions help businesses more efficiently manage IPv4 and IPv6 address space across mid-to-very large enterprise and service provider networks.  IPControl is the most comprehensive IPAM solution available today, enabling customers to dramatically improve their IT operational efficiency and service levels by automating IP address management and DNS/DHCP server configuration across their networks. 

About BTBT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries.  Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services.  BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Retail, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

In the year ended 31 March 2012, BT Group's revenue was 18,897m Pounds Sterling with profit before taxation of 2,445m pounds.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.  BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. 

For more information, visit www.btplc.com

SOURCE BT Diamond IP

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