The latest generation Internet Protocol
Belnet offers you the possibility of communicating via IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6). IPv6, successor of IPv4, is the latest generation of Internet Protocol. Thanks to Internet Protocol, any computer connected to the Internet can communicate with other computers on the Internet.
IPv4 is currently the standard protocol, but due to the rising number of users and online applications it will no longer be adequate in the future. The number of available IPv4 addresses will soon be limited. The IPv6 protocol was developed to make new addresses available. Thanks to IPv6, many more addresses are now available, some 340 sextillion, or 340x1036 (compared with 4.3 billion or 43x108 with IPv4).
- Sufficient addresses
Belnet offers you official IPv6 address space so that you have unlimited and worldwide communication with other IPv6 users. Belnet has a reserve of 280 IPv6 addresses per customer, or a total of 1.2 quadrillion (12x1023) addresses.
- The same connection for IPv4 and IPv6
Your organisation doesn't need a separate connection to use IPv6. Since September 2003, Belnet has supported both IPv4 and IPv6. Both technologies can be configured on the same connection.
- Major improvements
IPv6 not only offers more addresses, this latest generation Internet Protocol also offers improved security, routing, plug and play, etc.
- New applications
IPv6 offers a whole range of new possibilities. The Belnet network promotes experiments with this new protocol. Researchers can, for example, develop new applications and services for IPv6.
Apply for your IPv6 address block
Send us your request via mail. Questions concerning the service by mail or telephone (02 790 33 00).
More information about IPv6 and its applications is on the Belnet support site (only accessible to Belnet customers).