BT & IPv6, Helping Customers Thrive in a Changing World

We, in BT, continue to manage efficiently our allocation of IPv4 address space and are also taking the necessary steps to manage a transition to IPv6. We are committed to the development and support of IPv6 on our networks and services and have a programme of investment in our network and systems over the next few years.

During 2011 and 2012, we will be working on our plans for full introduction of IPv6 to our Global and UK platforms, including hardware and system upgrades.

We have been conducting IPv6 testing and trials for a number of years, and on 8th June 2011 we will be taking part in World IPv6 Day to show our commitment to the development and support of IPv6 across our networks and services. During the 24 hour event we will make BT content reachable via IPv6 addresses for internet users across the world wishing to take part.

We have also collaborated with a key European customer to v6 enable their website content for World Ipv6 Day and beyond. In addition, access to IPv6 content for a selected number of BT Retail broadband customers will be available on the day.

For most of you, IPv6 will be indistinguishable from services delivered using IPv4 and make no difference to the service you receive. We will support you whether you are connected via IPv4 or IPv6 for many years to come.