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Last week saw the first IPv6 Future Enabler Conference in Edinburgh UK. The one day event had a very full schedule with speakers from, Erion, Cisco, EE, RIPE, Sony, IPv6 Forum, Go6 and Deutsche Telekom AG.

All the presentations highlighted a number of common key messages. These included the reality that IPv6 is already widely deployed, the fact that the problems of CGN are likely to drive even greater adoption of IPv6 and that today IPv6 enabled End Users find that over 50% of their traffic is over IPv6.

A highlight during the conference was when BT’s Stuart Smith (BT’s Director of IPv6 Programme) announced from the floor that BT intend to deploy IPv6 to broadband users in 2015. The reason that he gave for BT’s move to deploy IPv6 was the need to avoid the serious problems of CGN which BT trialled in 2013. This is closely linked to the CGN report published by Ofcom in 2013 for which the lead technical author was Erion’s David Holder.

David Holder Speaking at 2014 IPv6 Future Enabler

Overall the conference reflected a very exciting time for IPv6 generally and specifically in the UK. The news for the UK is particularly good where after many years of lagging behind the rest of the world by almost any meaningful metric we can now look forward to quickly catching up.

The IPv6 Future Enabler was sponsored by Erion, the world’s leading IPv6 Training company.

Erion are delighted to announce an exciting new IPv6 conference in 2014. This is the first UK IPv6 conference of its kind and the first to be held in Scotland.  Full details can be found below.

IPv6 Future Enabler:

20th November 2014, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK

We are proud to announce the launch of IPv6 Future Enabler, a one day conference focussing on the implications of IPv6 deployment. This conference is organised by Scot-Tech Engagement with support from the IPv6 Forum.

The event will bring together leading experts and industry representatives to share their extensive experience of IPv6 , featuring a unique and ambitious programme of presentations, case studies and discussion, the conference will consider the challenges posed by the exhaustion of the IPv4 address pool and the subsequent deployment of IPv6 and associated technologies.

This is the first conference of its type in the UK and the first IPv6 conference ever to be held in Scotland. Consequently, the event will present an opportune forum for knowledge exchange and debate with renowned experts and like-minded peers from across the globe.

The conference will consider:

  • Where are we now?

A review of the status of IPv6 in the UK and globally and ongoing implications of the exhaustion of the IPv4 address space.

  • How, when and why?

How when and why to deploy IPv6 in different organisations and network scenarios.

  • Realising the benefits of IPv6

An analysis of how best to realise the benefits of IPv6. Including new networking models and opportunities made possible through IPv6.

  • What next?

A discussion of what will happen next with IPv6 and how IPv6 will influence the future of emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Why attend?

  • Learn from the extensive knowledge of renowned experts and the practical experience of industry leaders
  • Engage and network with like-minded peers from across the country
  • Contribute to compelling discussions and knowledge exchange


Due to generous support from the events sponsors, we have a limited allocation of discounted bursary places. Consequently, the first 50 delegates for this event will obtain a 50% reduced rate.

To register visit:

Discounted Rate = £99 , Standard Rate = £199 . Spaces are very limited so please book as soon as possible.