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How to get the full spectrum of Irish internet service to work

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An article from The Irish Post which was widely shared on social media in recent days suggests that the Irish telecoms regulator has finally implemented a fix for the IPv6 issues.

In the article, the company said that IPv6 connectivity will be enabled for all users of their networks starting with the end of September.

IPv6 was introduced in Ireland as part of the Telecommunications Interoperability Plan in April 2016.

The new IPv6 support for the Irish market is not expected to impact any network in the country.

But for users who are already on IPv4 or IPv6, the transition could be a little tricky.

IPv4 was first introduced in 2001, but the IPv4 address space was split into two blocks, one for IPv6 and one for the standard IPv4 addresses.

IPv5 was introduced to the market in 2016, but it was initially only supported by a small percentage of Irish users.

IPv7 was introduced on 1 January 2020.

IPv8 was introduced with IPv6 in 2019, and it was then supported by around 10 percent of Irish households.

IPv9 was introduced back in 2020, and is still supported by just under 10 percent, but this is now expected to increase to around 15 percent by 2020.

This means that many Irish households could be on IPv6 by the end, but only for a limited period of time.

A new service is expected to launch with IPv8 support for a few months after that, so it is unclear how much longer IPv6 can be supported for IPv4-only households in Ireland.

This article originally appeared on The Irish Sun.

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