Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Verizon Will Delay Change From IPV4 to Persistent Prefix IPV6

Today Verizon customers received an e-mail updating their previous announcement that Static IPV4 addresses were going away. Their original e-mail and the relatively short term announcement caused panic for both end users as well as manufacturers of cellular equipment. The good news is these changes have been pushed back to mid 2018, giving the industry time to adjust and prepare for a major transition.

We have taken additional steps to ease your transition from our current Public Static IPv4 service to the new Persistent Prefix IPv6 service. This email updates the information you received from us on March 8, 2017.
Most importantly, Verizon has increased our Public Static IPv4 reserves so we can extend the availability of new Public Static IPv4 address assignments through mid-2018. Your existing lines of service with Verizon‑assigned Public Static IPv4 addresses will continue to be supported with no changes required.
In order to ensure availability for all customers, we have implemented a new policy that allows up to 500 Public Static IPv4 addresses to be requested in any thirty (30) day period. Larger requests may be accommodated following a more detailed review of your business need.
Please note that as provided in the Verizon Wireless IP Address Assignment and Usage Policy, reserved addresses must be activated within ninety (90) days or are subject to being released for assignment to other customers.
Verizon appreciates your business and will continue to keep you informed as we move toward our new Persistent Prefix IPv6 service. We look forward to helping you find the right solutions to meet your business needs. Please contact your Verizon Wireless Account Manager for assistance regarding Public Static IPv4 services.