UK broadband services provider Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has announced plans to make IPv6 allocation an automatic feature for new customers.
The new system has been put in place due to a shortage of IPv4 addresses. As a result the company has decided to automatically allocate IPv6 address to new customers to speed up IPv6 adoption.
The company told ISP Review that until now customers had only received an IPv6 allocation if it had been specifically requested.
Adrian Kennard, the director of AAISP UK, said in a statement: “With the announcement that the final blocks of IPv4 address space have been allocated it is clear that all ISPs, business and home users alike have to get themselves IPv6 Ready. If they don't then they simply won't be able to access all of the internet.”
The company also announced its intention to roll out broadband routers capable of supporting the new IP address protocol. AAISP is currently testing a free router which is compatible with the new broadband connection.