10.00 Europe/London, August 22, 2011 By Julian Clover

Belgian cabler Telenet has completed its initial evaluation of the first phase of the IPv6 features of Motorola’s BSR 64000 cable modem termination system (CMTS).

As IPv4 addresses are exhausted many leading operators are now looking towards IPv6 to expand their IP services capabilities to a growing number of consumer devices including smartphones, tablets, internet-enabled gaming consoles and TVs and home security and monitoring applications.

“Telenet and Motorola have teamed together on many occasions to test and prove new and complex technology and capabilities such as IPv6”, commented Nick De Jonghe, manager network strategy & architecture, Telenet. “We are confident that the combination of Motorola’s continued CMTS innovation and Telenet’s desire to provide the most advanced services available to its subscribers, will result in a successful IPv6 field-trial, planned for later this year. Today’s announcement represents yet another successful test and evaluation of the BSR 64000 features, this time IPv6, which is critical to expanding our IP services portfolio.”

The lab evaluation included end-to-end system testing in conjunction with Telenet’s IP backbone and their provisioning system to enable IPv6 addressing for cable modems and consumer premise equipment.