NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb's Light Reading (www.lightreading.com), the leading research-led media company serving the global communications marketplace, has announced the launch of the IPv6 2011: The Time Is Now! conference, which will take place on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Hilton New York in New York City. IPv6 2011: The Time Is Now! debuts at a time when telecom service providers and their enterprise customers are confronting the end of the IPv4 era and the transition to IPv6, with its opportunities and challenges.
"The timing of this event couldn't be more critical," explains Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst for Heavy Reading and conference chairman. "With IPv4 addresses down to less than 2 percent, service providers who have been planning for this transition for almost a decade must implement their plans for dual-protocol strategies and for deployment of IPv6 in growth areas such as mobile networks."
The IPv6 2011: The Time Is Now! conference will be moderated by Latif Ladid, president of the IPv6 Forum; Carol Wilson, chief editor of events for Light Reading; and Heavy Reading's Hubbard. The conference will have wide-based support from various industry associations, including the IPv6 Forum, and be heavily promoted to the service provider community via the Light Reading Communications Network and the enterprise community via InformationWeek.
"It is imperative that content and service providers implement IPv6 as soon as possible to sustain the Internet growth and drive future innovation,” said Ladid. “The IPv6 2011: The Time is Now! conference will provide a platform for industry leaders to share their insights and first-hand experiences working with IPv6, paving the way for the future of communications during this critical juncture in time."
As a demonstration of the timeliness of this conference, a press conference will be held by several leading global Internet groups regarding the status of available IPv4 address space on Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. EST at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami. Representatives from the Number Resource Organization (NRO), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) will join together to make a significant announcement and discuss the global transition to the next generation of Internet addresses. All interested community members are invited to view the webcast at: http://www.nro.net/news/icann-nro-live-stream.
About Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com)
Founded in 2000, the Light Reading Communications Network is the world's leading research-led integrated media company serving the global communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technological and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, and TelcoTV Asia, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Europe, and The Tower Summit @ CTIA, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives in the US, Europe, India, and China. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.
About UBM TechWeb
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