Entanet explains relevance of IPv6 in new eBook

August 7, 2014

Telford, 07 August 2014 – Entanet, the leading wholesale communications services provider, has released a new eBook explaining the relevance and importance of IPv6 – the new version of the protocol that extends well beyond the current, soon-to-be-used-up IPv4 addressing capability.

The eBook traces the history of the story to explain exactly why we need IPv6 and why it will matter that equipment, software and service providers are up to speed and able to support the new protocol, when the limits of the current 32-bit addressing capability are reached.

It also explains the extended capabilities that IPv6 will bring and why it could light the blue touch-paper for services such as VoIP and make deployment and management (local and remote) of connected devices much easier and connectivity more inherently secure. These capabilities will be important to the development of the Internet of Things market, of which so much is expected in the future.

Paul Heritage-Redpath, Product Manager at Entanet, also points out that IPv6 will have a direct impact on the growth of connectivity and services for the whole technology channel. “The larger address pool of IPv6 is the foundation for everyone and everything to be connected anytime and anywhere. It improves both the scalability and security of connectivity. That’s going to open up more possibilities for mobile working and always-on connectivity right across the market – in businesses, in public services and in the home too. IPv6 is a real enabler for change and resellers need to understand how it works and why it matters.”

The eBook is available from Entanet’s website.

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About Entanet
Entanet is a leading wholesale voice and data communications provider and operates via a network of wholesale and resale channel partners. It was founded in 1996 by Taiwanese entrepreneur Jason Tsai and employs over 80 staff at its offices in Telford, Shropshire.

In February 2014, mid-market equity investor Mobeus Equity Partners made an initial £6 million investment to support a £14 million management buyout. Jason Tsai remains a significant shareholder.

Entanet offers an extensive portfolio of connectivity services, including wholesale and packaged broadband, leased lines, EFM, IP VPNs, hosting and co-location, VoIP and traditional telecoms. The company operates its own fully-resilient nationwide next generation network which enables it and its partners to provide up to 10Gbps capacity to customers right across the UK. In addition, it has further connectivity into Amsterdam and Frankfurt and over 900 peering relationships across Europe.

The quality of Entanet’s services and its commitment to partners has been widely recognised. The company was recently named Best Channel ISP in the 2013 Comms National Awards and as the winner in the 2013 ISPA Awards for Best Business Fixed Broadband. In the Comms National Awards 2012 it was awarded Best Channel Wholesale Service Provider. It also received the ISPA award for Best Internet Telephony in 2011 and was short-listed in the Specialist Services Vendor of the Year category in the CRN Channel Awards – an accolade it has won twice in previous years. The company has also been listed on a number of occasions in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and other listings of fast-growing, privately-held UK companies.

For more information contact: Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing Entanet International Ltd Tel: 0333 101 0000 Email: marketing@enta.net