Comcast is pleased to announce that we have achieved another first, by enabling IPv6 at the recent 2012 NCTA Cable Show in Boston, MA. Comcast, in cooperation with Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson , enabled WiFi for "Imagine Park" visitors. WiFi services were native dual stack, meaning that IPv6-capable devices received both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, and therefore were able to access content via either address family.
The next generation Wi-Fi service leveraged Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio™ WiFi solution, together with Ericsson's Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi to provide free Internet access to thousands of visitors to North America's largest cable trade show over three days. The WiFi service at the show, which was powered by the Comcast network, was a preview and test of our IPv6 WiFi capabilities, which is aligned with our native dual stack IPv6 strategy, which enables a seamless transition to IPv6.
It was exciting to bring IPv6-enabled WiFi to the 2102 NCTA Cable Show's Imagine Park for thousands of visitors. NCTA's continued support and efforts related to IPv6 have been instrumental to the cable industry's IPv6 leadership so far. The availability of IPv6 over WiFi complemented key aspects of the 2012 Cable Show agenda, which included a number of IPv6 related panels and presentations.