ress release - Tokyo/Boston/Luxembourg, April 28, 2003.
IPv6 Forum creates first published IPv6 acceptance standard with ‘IPv6 Ready’ logo
The IPv6 forum plays a major role in bringing together industrial players to help in the design, development and deployment of
next generation Internet Protocols. Unlike IPv4 that started with a small closed group of implementers, the universality of
IPv6 leads to a huge number of implementations on a global scale. Interoperability has always been a critical feature due to the
large number of IPv6 implementations, it is essential that a single symbol be created to identify products that have been validated
for true interoperability.
As a result, the IPv6 Forum has defined the first global logo program called "IPv6 Ready". The IPv6 Ready logo will generate
confidence among users that IPv6 is currently operational and those products with it have passed a set level of interoperability.
The IPv6 test and conformance bodies and events building the backbone of this program are, but not limited to:
To this end, an international task force has been at work defining the IPv6 Logo Program, chaired by Hiroshi Esaki,
technically supported by Cesar Viho at Irisia in France and Ben Schultz at UNH-IOL in the US and Hiroshi Miyata (TAHI/Japan).
"Having the globally unique evaluation criteria for components to build up the IPv6 infrastructure is very important.
We, WIDE Project, have initiated the TAHI project since 1998, so as to provide the evaluation and validation of IPv6 protocol
stack in each equipment. It is my great honour to run the IPv6 Logo Program, that plays important role for the global IPv6
deployment and operation." Hiroshi Esaki, Chairman of the IPv6 Logo Program and Member of the Japan IPv6 Promotion Council and
Jim Bound, Chair of the Nav6TF and IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate said: "Platforms have been shipping production IPv6 implementations,
as products for some time, this program will reinforce that message in the market."
"IPv6 is ready! Now, are you ready?" challenges Latif LADID, Chair IPv6TF, Internet Society Trustee and President of the IPv6 Forum.
The inauguration of the IPv6 Ready program will take place at the Global IPv6 Summit in Madrid (12-14 May) where the Multi-Site ETSI
Plugtests is organised -
For further information about the IPv6 Ready Program, see:
Temporary web site:
Official web site (under construction):