eStream Updates Network Infrastructure from IPv4 to IPv6


Emma Okonji

In compliance with the directives from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), that organisations should migrate from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to Internet Protocol version 6, (IPv6), eStream has completed the migration of its network infrastructure from IPv4 to IPv6, in order to serve its customers better.

Announcing the development when representatives of e.Stream Networks Limited joined other Information Technology (IT) specialists at a recent IPv6 workshop in Lagos, the Brand Communications Manager at eStream Network Limited, Miss Thelma Arusiuka, said the move would help the technology solution company further boost its customers’ experience.

The IPv6 workshop was organised by AFRINIC in conjunction with the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA) at the NiRA headquarters in Lagos.

This is a laudable effort by e.Stream Networks to make her network infrastructure state-of-the-art with the migration from IPv4 to IPv6.

“IPv4 provides a size of over four billion addresses against current population of about seven billion people hence, the need to upgrade to IPv6, which can provide up to 340 undecillion addresses. To better comprehend the said amount, imagine an IP address for every grain of sand in the world,” Arusiuka said.

According to her, “This migration has become necessary over the rising growth of internet users overtime, which means that in the nearest future, we will need addresses for every user, computers, internet enabled gadgets and future smart inventions. Most recently developed hardware and operating systems are now IPv6 enabled, however, a full understanding of IPv6 is required for optimal use.”

E.Stream Networks team intend to leverage on this gained knowledge from the workshop to carefully plan and execute a successful deployment of IPv6 on its infrastructure.
“As one of the fast rising internet service providers with over 10 years of connectivity across Nigeria, e.Stream Networks continually offers bespoke connectivity solutions for Corporate and government parastatals in Nigeria,” Arusiuka added.

Using technologies such as RADIO, FIBER, VSAT and their latest offering 4G LTE, the organisation ensures that any targeted market is guaranteed quality service and user experience with a 24/7 customer support option.

“Quality, speed, innovation and partnership are core values of eStream Networks and its 9001:2008 ISO certification, positions e.Stream as a customer-centric organisation insistent on every customer’s satisfaction,” Arusiuka said.