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Jan 12 2009   4:41PM GMT

Overheard – Why IPTV needs IPv6

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

The promise of TV delivered via IP is gaining momentum globally the more the Internet merges with consumer electronics, especially televisions. But plenty of challenges remain, not the least of which is the pending depletion of the IPv4 address space.

Sean Michael Kerner, IPv6: The Future of IPTV?

The move to IPv6 has been slow around the globe, with a few exceptions. One of them is in Japan, where deployment of IPv6 by telco NTT could provide a blueprint for carriers preparing for the rise of IPTV.

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