Japanese company to offer IPv6 consulting services

Internet Initiative Japan Ltd. (IIJ) plans to roll out in early July a range of consulting services for companies building networks based on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), according to a statement released on Wednesday.

IPv6 is the successor to IPv4, which is the version of IP (Internet Protocol) on which the Internet is currently based. Observers have long speculated that IPv4 will eventually run out of possible Internet addresses, the key problem that IPv6 was developed to overcome.

IIJ, which calls its latest consulting offerings IPv6 Solutions Services, will help companies build and operate IPv6 networks, including network construction, connectivity, security and authentication, as well as management of data center operations, the statement said.

The company will also work with customers to jointly develop IPv6-compatible products and applications, it added.

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