Are you ready for IPv6? - The 5th ETSI IPv6 Plugtests event

September 10, 2004

Sophia Antipolis, France, 09 Sep 2004

Deployment of the internet protocol IPv6 is actively progressing worldwide, to support emerging 3G services and to provide more features and, in particular, more security.

From the 11th to the 15th October 2004, The Plugtests™ Service of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will again provide expert facilities for testing the latest IPv6 implementations at their IPv6 interoperability event, to be held in Mandelieu, on the French Riviera.

Several test experts teams will be present on site to provide the most advanced testing services to evaluate whether products are ready for market. As usual the emphasis is on testing, there are no sales pitches, this will be an engineering event where only companies with implementations to test and expert testing solutions will be admitted.

Companies testing at the IPv6 Plugtests event will be able to start the process towards obtaining the "IPv6 Ready" logo for their product.

As if other incentives were needed … this is the 50th Plugtests event since the service was created in 1999 and this will be the excuse for a small amount of speech making and a well deserved celebration of what has gone before. The role of honour of events that have been hosted include; xDSL, Powerline, Electronic Signature, Security, Speech Quality Tests, Bluetooth, Osa Parlay, Smart Card, Java, IPv6, SiPiT, Sigtran, Enum, ebXML, SyncFest...

The end of 2004 will be more busy than ever, with Plugtests for Speech Quality, DSL, Electronic signature (XaDES), SMS-MMS, J2ME, Powerline, SIM/Handset, ENUM, NGN-VoIP and WLAN-WMAN on the calendar.

This IPv6 Plugtests event will be held in the Sofitel Royal Casino, in Mandelieu near Cannes in the South of France. It is being funded under the European Union's eEurope Initiative, and will contribute to the Initiative's goals by ensuring that users of emerging communications systems will not be frustrated by the inability of the various systems to interoperate.

The closing date for registration is 24 September. Details and registration forms are available on the ETSI web site at: http:///www.etsi.org/plugtests/upcoming/ipv6/ipv6registra...

European Telecommunications Standards Institute
Item source: http:///www.etsi.org/pressroom/Previous/2004/2004_09_ipv6...

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