StormFiber Deploys IPv6 Across Its Network

StormFiber, Pakistan’s main fiber to the home (FTTH) Internet, TV, and Phone offerings provider, today announced that it has deployed IPv6 for all of its fiber broadband clients – spanning 13 major cities. It comes as an important step withinside the Pakistani ISP industry, one that is critical to fulfill the boom in users across Pakistan.

IPv6 is the next-technology Internet Protocol (IP) cope with standard intended to in the long run update IPv4, the protocol that many net services still utilize today. With a large number of customers coming online every cellular phone, computer, and the net-related tool calls for an IP cope with so that you can talk over the net.


The authentic IP cope with scheme, IPv4, makes use of a 32-bit addressing scheme to assist 4.three billion addresses which has been completely exhausted. As a result, current provider vendors use strategies together with NAT (community cope with translation) which carries overhead, and a few net-based services are not able to function properly as a result.

IPv6 makes use of a 128-bit addressing system to assist about 340 trillion addresses. According to the contemporary reports, the variety of IoT devices globally will attain around 46 billion this 12 months, a 200% leap from 2016, and is projected to reach more than 125 billion with the aid of using 2030.


ISPs now more than ever have to undertake IPv6 of their community. The benefits of IPv6 include auto-configuration and green routing for community operators. It will facilitate customers to get right of entry to their IPv6-enabled devices remotely, bypassing the want for cloud. Principal content partners Google, Facebook, and Akami also use IPv6 for content material delivery.

Danish. A Lakhani, CEO Cyber Internet Services. said, “We are devoted to constructing out important components of the net infrastructure in Pakistan and to enabling our residents to connect with the net withinside the fastest, maximum stable technique feasible — with the lowest possible latency.”


“As Pakistan emerges as one of the global’s largest consumers of the net, the adoption of IPv6 in provider company networks is now critical to bringing citizens online since the IPv4 cope with area has been exhausted,” he added.

Fawad Laher, Managing Director StormFiber, added, “We’ve observed unprecedented growth in community traffic over current years. IPv6 is critical to the ongoing boom of the net, that is globally bringing devices and those together. It is an important step in facilitating the ongoing boom and upgraded overall performance of IP networks globally.”

Speaking at the occasion, Amjad Qasmi, General Manager, Network Operations and Engineering, said, “IPv6 enabled gadgets can now have interaction with vacation spot servers compatible with the equal technology.”

“In order to make certain that net content material and packages stay accessible, StormFiber has enabled “dual-stack” wherein IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are each to be had to support consumers, while keeping overall performance, security, and reliability,” he added.

In the final one-12 months cumulative adoption percent of IPv6 in Pakistan has grown from 0.1% to 2.6%, this boom is basically attributed to the contribution of StormFiber. In contrast, India has the very best IPv6 penetration withinside the global at 74% thanks to widespread adoption with the aid of using the country’s cellular operators.


Adoption in Malaysia stands at 47.23%, Saudi Arabia at 45%, and the us at 43%. IPv6 is the foreseeable successor of IPv4, and its adoption is inevitable. In order to assist net boom in Pakistan, other industry players in particular cellular operators with the most important variety of devices connected at the net will need to step up the implementation of IPv6.

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