I thought the move to IPv6 was supposed to be completed in 2018. Do we have any idea when it's likely to be finished?
They won't be 'moving to' IPv6. At least I hope for their customer's sake they won't be. At present most ISPs that support IPv6 support both protocols on their network. This is necessary because not all equipment and not all websites support IPv6 (curiously it seems that www.bbc.co.uk
is still not IPv6 ready). Indeed there are vast numbers of business LANs that don't support it because the administrators are (rightfully) scared about the implications.
So what Hyperoptic will be doing is making IPv6 available as an additional protocol that devices can use as/when/if they want to. IPv4 will remain in use (along with, sadly, CGNAT) for the foreseeable future. Eventually (hopefully) IPv6 will become so prevalent that IPv4 can be retired but that point is probably a decade away. Maybe several decades away.
Mind you I could express surprise that Hyperoptic didn't support IPv6 right from the start. It's hardly a new technology and some other ISPs (such as mine) have been supporting it for nigh-on a decade. Still Hyperoptic are in good company. Plusnet don't support it yet either.
Edited by Andrue (Mon 15-Jul-19 20:39:29)