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Sky has moved the vast majority of its customers on to internet connections built around IPv6 technology.

The broadband provider says 90 per cent of users are now using IPv6 connections, which provide an "almost limitless" supply of IP addresses. This means users can stay online when using the internet across a variety of different devices, without worrying about a dropped connection.

Sky is the first major UK ISP to make the move, which comes after it conducted extensive testing among small groups of customers. 

It says that by the end of 2016 all eligible customers will have been moved over to the IPv6 standard, equating to 95 per cent of all Sky broadband customers. The only users not included will be those using their own routers that do not have IPv6 capability, as well as customers on Sky Connect or those with older Sky broadband equipment.

Chief Technical Officer at Sky UK Mohamed Hammady noted this is the latest in a series of technical firsts for Sky, after it implemented 100Gb/s fibre technology to its core network and adopted the latest carrier-grade routers from Cisco.

"All these developments help us to support customers’ huge demand for viewing TV on multiple devices and demonstrate Sky’s commitment to giving customers the best broadband experience," he remarked.

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