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Globe IP network nearing full transition to be IPv6 ready

lobe has already set in motion the transition of its core IP network to IPv6, or Internet Protocol version 6, making sure it is fully prepared as the Internet runs out of IPv4 addresses. Currently, public IPv4 addresses are being used to connect to the Internet and with these facing exhaustion in the near future, there is a strong need to move toward IPv6. IPv6 supports a vastly larger amount of IP addresses than its predecessor. It can accommodate the immensely growing number of users, devices with wireless or wired access, and web services on the Internet. IPv6 will enable enterprise customers to have more public IP addresses to allocate within their organizations. IPv4 has a 32-bit address size, the sequence of numbers assigned to each Internet-connected device, which translates to approximately four billion IP addresses. IPv6, widely considered as the next-generation IP, has a 128-bit address space, which allows over four billion times more space on the Internet. It will enable more people to connect online, allowing the Internet to sustain its enormous growth. As Globe completes its IPv6 deployment, it will be able to provide a seamless Internet experience for its customers. The transition to IPv6 on its core IP network will give enterprises access to both IPv4 and IPv6 sites or destinations on the Internet, as the resulting infrastructure will be capable of transporting both types of traffic. Globe assures enterprises of business continuity for a seamless transition to IPv6. With this initiative, business processes requiring Internet connectivity will remain uninterrupted. Our users will have continued access to the Internet using new IPv6 addresses. While other Internet service providers around the world are still considering the transition to IPv6, Globe is very much prepared to make the move and supports its early adoption in the Philippines. Enterprises can expect a smooth transition as Globe is now closer to becoming 100 percent IPv6 ready, said Jesus C. Romero, Head of Globe Business. Globe is the first local telco to test IPv6 with DOST-Advanced Science and Technology Institute and PhOpenIX. DOST-ASTI operates PREGINET, which is the research and education network of the Philippines that pioneered IPv6 trials in the country in 2000. DOST-ASTI also operates PhOpenIX, a carrier-neutral IPv4 and IPv6 exchange point in the

Philippines. The transition of the IP network of Globe also supports the governments mandate to deploy and use IPv6, encouraging its agencies and the private sector to promote its adoption within the country. Today, Globe already has IPv6 sessions with top global carriers and content distribution networks. Globe is the first Philippine carrier to enable IPv6 with AT&T, Cable& Wireless Worldwide, KDDI, Level 3 Communications, SingTel, Sprint, StarHub, Limelight Networks and Yahoo!. As one of the first network providers to roll out IPv6 capabilities globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is well placed to be one of Globes IP Partners. AS1273, the strategic Internet platform which Globe taps on, has supported IPv6 since 2001 and extensive IPv6 peering. We are pleased to be able to partner with Globe in providing dual stack IPv4 and IPv6 services, so as to support the fast growing Internet usage in the Philippines and to ensure an undisrupted surfing experience for end-users, said Nick Lambert, Managing Director for Global Markets of Cable&Wireless Worldwide. Similarly, Kirk Williams, Senior Director of Infrastructure Strategy at Yahoo! stated, As a leader in addressing the scaling challenges of the Internet, Yahoo! is delighted to see Globes commitment to IPv6 readiness and to be the first Philippine carrier to enable IPv6 peering with the Yahoo! network. IPv6 readiness is critical to supporting our customers and advertisers within the Philippines and around the world. As a founding organizer of World IPv6 Day, Yahoo!s goal is to motivate organizations across the industry Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors, and Web companies to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 address space runs out. Globe will participate in the World IPv6 Day, which is the global-scale testing of the new IPv6, set on June 8, 2011. The Internet Society, a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education and policy, announced that Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will offer their content over IPv6 during the 24-hour test drive. The goal is to accelerate IPv6 deployment worldwide and Globe aims to actively contribute to this initiative by taking part in the upcoming World IPv6 Day. For more information on IPv6, log on to eading network technology provider Alcatel-Lucent, has unveiled a revolutionary technology that reduces the size of costly, gargantuan cell towers and base stations, into a device that can snuggly fits a human palm. Called the lightRadio, this new communications solution was introduced recently in an event held at the Makati Shangrila. LightRadio is the greener, simpler and smarter solution for networks says Mick Higgins, principal of Alcatel-Lucents wireless competence center for Asia Pacific. Higginsdescribed the device as: The IPad of Telecommunications Engineers. Network providers can save billions of income annually and improve overall subscriber experience as lightRadio eliminates the need for costly cell tower infrastructures, including its maintenance fees and power costs. The lightRadio is deemed as a groundbreaking solution to the expanding needs of networkstoday.These discreet antennas com-

EVERY MONDAY June 13, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent intros the lightRadio

bine 2G, 3G, and Long Term Evolution (LTE) systems on a single multi-frequency Wideband Active Array Antenna. This technology will eventually enable the easier creation of broadband coverage anywhere that has power and paving the way towards real universal broadband access. With its compact size, the lightRadio is economical. It can be placed in areas such as bus stops, posts, and virtually anywhere with an access to power and broadband.Because of its small size, it also consumes less power and is a greener alternative to todays crowding cell sites.The lightRadio reduces the energy consumption of mobile networks by up to 50% and can halve the total cost of ownership of mobile networks. According to Higgins, customers are already interested in working closely with Alcatel-Lucent to develop this powerful lightRadio technology. Telefonica has joined

By Len Amadora

the lightRadio co-creation program, which Alcatel-Lucent established with key telecom industry players to foster the realization of the vision on the next generation mobile access network based on lightRadio. Alcatel-Lucent also announced its co-development with China Mobile, the biggest mobile operator by subscribers in the world. Research will include the evolution of mobile network architectures leveraging and integrating China Mobiles Cloud-RAN and lightRadio. LightRadio is expected to enter the network industry by 2012. (Jose Gamaliel Felongco)

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Sharpness with AOC Razor Monitors

OC, the leader in display technology for monitors and TVs has recently launched their AOC Razor Monitors in line with the much anticipated movie X-Men First Class. True to form and function, the ultra-slim Razor LED monitors by AOC indeed proved themselves first class as they were presented to us by AOC officials with utmost pride. Ultimately, these Razor LEDs can truly stand out. Its vividness and mirror-like clarity images, multiple power saving features and LED backlight that does not contain toxic mercury are only some of the many features of the 43-series, 51-series and 53-series of Razor LED monitors. 43-Series Striking a pose first for the crowd is AOCs 43-series strutting a razor sharp image with contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1 (DCR). This svelte and stylish Razor monitor comes with a display panel in an unbelievably slim figure of 12.9 mm thin. It comes in either a glossy black or striking black and white cabinets with its base housing all the input connectors and illuminating the soft-touch controls. The base likewise can tilt so as to trans-

form itself to a (VESA standard) wall mounted LED. 51-Series With head held up high comes the revolutionary 51series strutting in an extremely slim stature of 10.6mm thin with an equally extremely sharp screen image contrasts ratio of 20,000,000:1 . The screen bezel and its base comes in a glossy black shine while its rear surface comes unique with an elegantly embossed matrix-patterned texture. Also, the screen can be lifted away from its stand so as to reveal a shorter stand. With this you can actually lay down the bottom edge of the screen on your desk surface thus transforming a conventional screen to a photo frame-like style. Smart and chic dont you think? 53-Series And of course, giving a whole new meaning to class, sophistication and elegance, the AOC Razor

51 series 53-X series. Truly eye-catching is its enticingly smooth metal finish and thin display panel measuring only at 9.6mm. It has a transparent crystal stand with a base that can likewise be tilted and wall mounted (VESA standard). The Razor 53-X series may just be the epitome of what is to come having an extremely high contrast ratio of 50,000,000:1 (DCR) and a very impressive IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel capable of producing a uniformed image and colors in every viewing angle across its entire display.

Nokia Siemens Network: A toast to celebrate 4th year anniversary

Better tech begets lazier humans

An amazing transformation thats what technology has become over the years. A lazy generation thats what we are today. The ability to access the Internet and electronic devices on a daily basis has definitely made us so relaxed and complacent. It has almost made our generation regress at an inverse relationship to innovation. Not to be misinterpreted, I love my tablet, mp3 player, mobile phone and laptop. In fact, you can ask the BlackBerry sitting comfortably beside me. The concern is not much on the technology itself but the over use and over application of it. I bet most readers, just like me, would admit we all love the benefits and convenience Internet and technology have given us. Besides, who wants to physically go to a post office when you can send an email? But has convenience taken its toll on us in making us think we are not lazy, but rather just maximizing what technology can do? Case in point, a friend told me this: Dude, I don't even have to open my television, since world news is readily available to me right under my fingertips. My phone and iPad are just within reach. And because I never shut off our router, I'm always connected. The downside of Internet and technology is that it has made us lazier a bit, if not totally. Our zealousness to communicate face to face has died down. The giddy in us to get things done by physically moving has lessened as time passes by. Look at birthday greetings we used to get via cards and calls. Theyre now just on our Facebook Walls waiting to receive comments and likes. How about the newspapers we used to buy from side street vendors theyre now just a tap away from free downloading. Like courting and making up after fights its so impersonal now, because we all do it via SMS. Even the opening of a dictionary to look up a word has been replaced by just typing it in Google. Admittedly, we cant blame one another. The point of technology is to lessen steps and make


The merging of telecommunications giants Nokia and Siemens recently marked its 4th year in the industry and was celebrated by the Country Management Team (CMT) of Nokia Siemens Network (NSN): (L-R) Stephan Granroth, Lead CT Head; Mark Roberts, CT Head, SMC Account; Donna Enriquez, Country Controller; Jonalyn Fernandez, Country Human Resource; Cesar Jacinto Castro II, Country Director; Andrew Cope, CT Head, Smart/PLDT Account and Jonash Sta. Ana, Project Manager (not in the picture Frankie Naranjilla, Services Head and Bob Mcmullin, CT Head, Globe Account). Held at the NSN office, the 4th year anniversary has marked another year of lifelong partnership in offering the best and most reliable telecommunications solutions to consumers.

things easier. Its hard to fault technology for doing what its supposed to do. Were removing extra steps that are unnecessary, because something else can help do those things for us. Technology is a change, a progress. However, lets always remember that theres no reason to forget how to do things the old fashioned way. Lets put in mind that we can still do things the way we do them when this or that gadget has not been invented. Do not be paralyzed when your phone suddenly conks out and your world stops, thinking how things would go without it. Enjoy technology and the life with it around. Do not throw away your time sitting or lying down the whole day tip tapping on your device and later on realize its already past lunch time. Technology just gives the opportunity to explore more things. Its certainly not a lazy endeavor, but has mainly contributed to the laziness of us humans. What do you think? Has technology made us lazier? Email me at or tweet your thoughts at @GlennOng.

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