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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

It might be cynical, but I just think VM will implement the cheapest form of IPv6, they are out to make money for their shareholders not to satisfy customers. 


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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

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I think if that were the case then they would have already gone with DS-Lite.

I'm reasonably certain that they're not going to go with that.  Although it is an opinion.  I can't say more than that.

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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

I’m also hoping for no DS-Lite.


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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media


@Tudor wrote:

I’m also hoping for no DS-Lite.


You have nothing to worry about, VM will stay IPv4-only for years.

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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

I think their trial would have convinced them that it's a bad idea. 😉

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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

Hopefully the trial gave indications that they would need to give a lot of customer support.

Staff cost are something they seem to hate paying (Going by the complaints over the past few months about long wait times to even speak to someone I can only imagine whole departments are being exited?). 

So if it looks like it will need a lot of customer support, they will look for another option. (My personal view)

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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

Here's a very good podcast on the IPv6 Buzz site, featuring Veronika McKillop from the UK IPv6 Council:

Although her day job is on Microsoft's IPv6 team, the snippets of wisdom she conveys apply to all large organizations (certainly to ISPs), and in large degree to all companies without exception in this online age.

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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

Just discovered the IPv6 Buzz podcast myself. Episode 19 on Broadband Internet Cable Providers was also interesting...though the sheer scale of US networks does change the maths (or should that be "math"?) somewhat.

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Re: IPv6 support on Virgin media

Maybe VM are not bothering because they worry that a Jeremy Corbyn led Labour government will take away their infrastructure and they know they are not going to get the full market amount for those assets - especially as they will not integrate very well into those of other ISPs who were using ADSL over copper-wire pairs and now Fibre to the Home instead?

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@SlySven wrote:

Maybe VM are not bothering because they worry that a Jeremy Corbyn led Labour government will take away their infrastructure and they know they are not going to get the full market amount for those assets - especially as they will not integrate very well into those of other ISPs who were using ADSL over copper-wire pairs and now Fibre to the Home instead?


Labour's "free broadband" policy is to nationalise BT's Openreach which has nothing to do with VM or it's network.