There’s recently been a rash of network operators announcing deployment of IPv6, and Cosmote recently joined this growing list. Cosmote is the largest mobile network operator in Greece, and is a fully owned subsidiary of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), the incumbent telecommunications provider. It counts approximately 15 million customers across Greece, Albania and Romania.
The Cosmote announcement suggests its motivations for introducing IPv6 are to provide scalability to meet the challenges of a growing number of mobile devices, the Internet-of-Things and sensor networks. It also aims to improve network management and routing efficiency, as well as faster and more reliable implementation of new services.
No action is required from Cosmote customers and there will be no differentiation in services or tariffs when using IPv6. Most of 4G devices are already compatible with IPv6, whilst upgrades will be available for older devices.
We also aim to help, so please take a look at our Start Here page to understand how you can get started with IPv6.