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Telefónica leads IPv6 deployment in Latin America


- Telefónica Peru goes ahead leading the new Internet deployment in Latin America after completing the activation of nearly 200,000 broadband customers so far.
- Telefónica reaffirms this way its commitment to adopt the new Internet protocol, as it was announced during the ISOC-organized “World IPv6 Launch day” one year ago.

Madrid - Peru has been selected by Telefónica as the first country for a wide IPv6 deployment to its customers, once the trial phase was successfully completed. Today, around 200,000 fixed broadband customers in Peru use this protocol to access the most popular Internet sites such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo or Wikipedia, while IPv4 protocol is also provided for non-migrated services.

After such a key milestone, Telefónica Peru keeps on with this commitment to deliver the new Internet generation to its customers. First, continuing the IPv6 activation of more fixed broadband customers and also enhancing its roadmap to enable corporate and mobile-broadband customers soon.

Telefónica Peru positions itself as a Global leader also, being today the 11th network in the ranking of IPv6 traffic sources to the main Internet websites, according to the Internet Society statistics [1].

Additionally, more than 2% of users’ hits to Google from Peru occur over IPv6, as shown in the statistics published by this site [2]. This access percentage is significantly higher than the 1% threshold established by this non-profit organization in the past “World IPv6 Launch Day”.

Telefónica deployment in Peru consolidates the company leadership in IPv6 adoption and means the first widespread experience that will ease forthcoming actions in other countries, as actively supported from the Telefónica Global CTO office, headed by Enrique Blanco.

1 Internet Society IPv6 traffic Statistics:

2 Google IPv6 hits statistics:

Telefónica, a pioneer on IPv6

Telefónica has been working in the transition to IPv6 since 1999. That first experience connecting IPv6 networks and services took place as part of an international research project led by Telefónica R&D.

Between 2002 and 2005, Telefónica R&D led Euro6IX (European IPv6 Internet Exchanges Backbone), the biggest European IPv6 telecommunications industry. In 2004, Telefónica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) launched its first IPv6 wholesale commercial service, and Telefónica Spain made the first pilot tests with corporate clients.

In June 2012, Telefónica joined the “World IPv6 Launch Day” initiative, when key websites agreed to offer their contents also over IPv6 and a number of operators agreed to kick off customer activation. In this event, Telefónica announced broadband customers pilots in different regions and adapted three of its more relevant sites:, y

Additionally, since 2012, Telefónica R&D runs a corporate IPv6 native trial by enabling its workers in the Spanish premises of Walqa (Huesca) and Boecillo (Valladolid) to access the IPv6 Internet. The company has plans this year to complete such native access extending the trial to workers in the remaining locations.

Looking ahead, Telefónica R&D is already investigating the impact of IPv6 in Digital services and products by enabling, together with the Spanish public organization, the FI-WARE project Datacenter, co-funded by the European Commission within the Future Internet Public-Private partnership (FI-PPP). Next autumn, this datacenter hosting FI-WARE platform will be widely opened to application developers that will be able to access the platform and build services on top, both over IPv4 and IPv6.


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