EXA Powered Calix C7 supports IPv6 migration

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it has added the ability to support IPv6 migration to its Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA) Powered Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP). A new software release enables dual stack support for both IPv4 addresses and IPv6 addresses.

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it has added the ability to support IPv6 migration to its Ethernet eXtensible Architecture (EXA) Powered Calix C7 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP). A new software release enables dual stack support for both IPv4 addresses and IPv6 addresses.

With the supply of IPv4 addresses running out, service providers must migrate to IPv6.

"The IPv4 address pool from ARIN in North America is drying up and practically gone from APNIC in the Asia-Pacific region," said Frank Bulk, technology and product development manager, Premier Communications. "Every company that delivers broadband services has to migrate to IPv6, and by partnering with Calix, we can support both IPv6 traffic and IPv4 traffic, across GPON, VDSL2, and ADSL2+, from the Internet all the way to a residential gateway through a straight-forward software upgrade on existing hardware. We needed to support native IPv6 and IPv4 on our 'VLAN per service' broadband network."

By adopting a dual-stack architecture with support for IPv4 and native IPv6, the new software release ensures that the migration is seamless and timely, with no equipment changes, Calix asserts.

Said Kevin Pope, senior vice president of product development at Calix, "With our latest C7 software release, every one of these platforms can be updated to support IPv6 addresses, as well as existing IPv4 addresses. From the newest C7 deployments with 10GbE transport, line rate GPON, and VDSL2 to the very first C7s with SONET and ADSL, every C7 can be upgraded to a dual stack IPv4/IPv6 access network.”

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