Internode bags an ANZIA; Studentnet highly commended

The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force extends its congratulations to Australian broadband provider Internode, who won the IPv6 category at last week’s ANZIA Awards in Canberra. Congratulations also go to Studentnet, who was Highly Commended in the IPv6 category.

In 2011, Internode became the first broadband company in Australia to offer IPv6 as a standard service. Commenting about Internode’s IPv6 activity, the ANZIAs judges noted that:

Internode shows clear leadership in the industry and are a deserving winner of this years’ IPv6 Award. The launch of native IPv6 connectivity for all of their new customers, means these customers no longer making any distinction between IPv4 and IPv6 services.  The judges see this to be a major step forward in the seamless delivery of IP services for its customers and, as such, provides an exemplar for ISPs in Australasia. This organisation participated in World IPv6 Launch and achieved around 2.5% IPv6 traffic, which is more than double the target set by the Launch organiser.

Studentnet specialises in Internet services to Australian schools and has created an IPv6 collaborative network for schools based on delivering IPv6 networking infrastructure into the school environment. The judges noted that:

It is encouraging to learn that students could enable IPv6 access in their campus networks on World IPv6 Day in 2011 and the World IPv6 Launch in 2012. The judges agreed that Studentnet has been a pioneer in the use of IPv6 technology for several years and should be rewarded for its’ efforts to educate “next generation” end users with new IP protocol and also Internet security issues.

More information about the ANZIA Awards is available at

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