With the recent partnership between the SIP Forum and the IPv6 Forum, the IPv6 Forum joins the SIPit 26 team as an association sponsor. The IPv6 Forum has been working with spreading the word about the need for migration to IPv6 for many years and have a mission to “advocate IPv6 by dramatically improving technology, market, and deployment user and industry awareness of IPv6, creating a quality and secure new Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology, embracing a moral responsibility to the world.”
SIPit is a test event organized by the SIP Forum for the realtime communication developers using the IETF Session Initiation Protocol for IP telephony, presence, instant messaging and other applications. SIPit has been organized 25 times around the world, with the upcoming event – number 26 – being organized in Stockholm, Sweden.
“SIP is currently used on many devices, and it will be used on many new types of things that communicate over IP. All these devices will need addresses that are globally reachable for realtime communication – video, audio, chat and other types of personal communication over an enterprise IP network or the Internet.” says Olle E. Johansson at Edvina, the company that hosts SIPit 26 together with TANDBERG. “There simply won’t be any public IPv4 addresses for all these intelligent things that communicate, so it’s important for the SIP industry to embrace, understand and implement the IPv6 protocol everywhere. Using IPv6 will also save time and money that is today used to implement complicated NAT traversal solutions. For a global realtime communication platform, we need a global IP network – and I strongly believe that it’s going to be based on IPv6.