[arin-discuss] Anyone play with IPv6 on the RV4000?

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Tue Jun 3 05:24:24 EDT 2008

> If the switch requires mass consumer education, the answer is 
> relatively simple but NOT easy... plan on incorporating IPv6 
> as a requirement for the 'next generation' service (wideband, 
> wireless, whatever). 

This is what happened during the digital TV transition in the UK.
BBC has two channels on analog and 8 on digital. ITV has one
on analog and three on digital. Basically you get 5 analog channels
(it's a small country) but digital gives you over 30. This was enough
to motivate a lot of people to go out and buy a digital box once 
the digital pay-TV experiment went bankrupt some 5 or 6 years ago.

It has been a progressive process and now, after 8 years of digital
broadcasting, they have begun to shut down analog transmitters.
The major stores stopped selling analog TVs a couple of years ago
around the same time that they stopped selling films on casette.
The publicity caused by a couple of big market players was enough
to tip the balance and create a rush away from analog.

--Michael Dillon

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