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IPv6 Forum to Host North American Global IPv6 Summit, San Diego, CA, June 23-27, 2003 - Summit to Focus on Business & Technology Models to Ignite Initial Deployment of IPv6

    San Diego, CA (ots) - The IPv6 Forum has announced that the next
North American Global IPv6 Summit will be held June 23-27, 2003, in
San Diego, CA, at the San Diego Hilton. This technology deployment
summit will focus on progress and initiatives for initial deployment
of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), illustrated by business and
technology models. IPv6, the Next Generation Internet, preserves
everything that's good about today's Internet -- and adds much more:
practically unlimited IP address space, stateless auto-configuration,
mobile user support, mandatory security and many other enhancing
features.
    
    This year, the North American Global IPv6 Summit will surpass
previous IPv6 Forum events in highlighting North America's crucial
role in participating in worldwide deployment of IPv6. In particular,
the conference keynote from The Honorable Howard A. Schmidt, Chair of
the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, The White
House, and the industry keynote from Next Generation Internet
advocate, Mr. Jawad Khaki, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, are
expected to set IPv6 on the launch pad.
    
    Speakers at the summit in San Diego will address the major
achievements of the North American IPv6 Task Force, formed in July of
2001, and the IPv6 Forum in winning support from industry and
government in the U.S. Progress on IPv6 deployment in Europe and Asia
will also be covered, including updates from the European Commission
IPv6 Task Force, the Japan IPv6 Promotion Council and the collective
Asia Pacific IPv6 initiatives.
    
    "IPv6 is the core technology that will transition the planet Earth
to 21st century communications using the Internet and specifically
with wireless mobile IPv6 devices," said Jim Bound, Chair of IPv6
Forum Technical Directorate and Chair of the North American IPv6 Task
Force. "We believe the IPv6 Summit in San Diego provides the best
single opportunity for the North American community to learn about
the latest global developments in IPv6 technology."
    
    "Internet ubiquity and end-to-end transparency are dual
large-scale benefits worth the investment to enable Internet for
everyone and everything," said Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.
"The IPv6 design is a major fix, and everyone is clearly called upon
to make it happen."
    
    For More Information:
    
    For more information on the North American Global IPv6 Summit or
to register, please visit the North American Global IPv6 Summit Web
site at www.usipv6.com.
    
    Working journalists and industry analysts can receive
complementary registration by contacting Mr. Alex Lightman at (310)
717-7745, or alex@charmed.com.
    
    To become a sponsor of the North American Global IPv6 Summit,
please contact Mr. Alex Lightman at (310) 717-7745, or
alex@charmed.com.
    
    About the IPv6 Forum
    
    The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of over 150 leading
Internet service vendors, National Research & Education Networks
(NRENs) and international ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6
by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure
Next Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to
knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to
provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits
are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations
around the world to provide industry and market with the best
available information on this rapidly advancing technology.
www.ipv6forum.com
    
    About the North American IPv6 Task Force
    
    The North American IPv6 Task Force is an all-volunteer non-
vendor/service/provider or other entity interest with the IPv6
mission of assisting the North American geography as sub task force
of the IPv6 Forum for Deployment, Education, Awareness, Technical
Analysis/Direction, Transition Analysis,
Political/Business/Economic/Social analysis support, and other
efforts as required. The members see IPv6 as more important than
their own self-interests. www.nav6tf.org
    
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Contact:
Alex Lightman
Charmed Technology, Inc.
Tel.      +1-310-717-7745
E-mail: alex@charmed.com



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