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8th November 2016

Provision of the IPv6 Connection Feature

Thank you for using Asahi Net.

From April 2017, Asahi Net will provide the IPv6 Connection Feature as a standard function*1 for Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S and other service courses using NTT fiber-optic lines.

By adding IPv6 along with the existing IPv4, we aim to achieve the mid to long term enhancement of user's network quality.

Asahi Net will continue to provide Internet connection services of high quality.

  • To start using the IPv6 Connection Feature, some of our members will need to have the “FLET'S v6 Option” (free of charge) provided by NTT East/NTT West. If you are using a fiber-optic line without this option, you need not worry as we will apply for the FLET'S v6 Option on your behalf after receiving your consent.

Supported Service Course

  • Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S (Home Course/Mansion Course)
  • FLET'S Hikari Next (Family Course/Mansion Course)
  • FLET'S Hikari Light (Family Course)

Non-Supported Courses

Unfortunately, the IPv6 Connection Feature is not offered with the following connection Courses.

  • B FLET'S (Family Course/Mansion Course)
  • FLET'S Hikari Premium (Family Course/Mansion Course)

Furthermore, the IPv6 Connection Feature is not offered to Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S users who are using one of the following FLET’S lines.

  • B FLET'S line
  • FLET'S Hikari Premium line

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Procedures

We are preparing so that our members can use the IPv6 Connection Feature without their having to take any specific procedures.

  • However, some members may need to take procedures.

Members using the following Courses as of 8th November 2016

Course Procedure to be taken by members
Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S
(Home Course/Mansion Course)
Some members need to give us their consent to be provided the IPv6 Connection Feature.
Q. What are the contents of user's consent?
FLET'S Hikari Next
(Home Course/Mansion Course)
Some members need to give us their consent to be provided the IPv6 Connection Feature.
Q. What are the contents of user's consent?
FLET'S Hikari Light
(Family Course)

Members who will apply for any of the following Courses on or after 9th November 2016

Course Procedure to be taken by members
Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S
(Home Course/Mansion Course)
Not necessary
FLET'S Hikari Next
(Home Course/Mansion Course)
Some members need to give us their consent to be provided the IPv6 Connection Feature.
Q. What are the contents of user's consent?
FLET'S Hikari Light
(Family Course)

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Details of IPv6 Connection Feature

Function Name IPv6 Connection Feature
Connection method IPoE
Required conditions

The fiber-optic line you will use needs to have the FLET’S v6 Option or a function equivalent to the FLET’S v6 Option.

The following optical lines already have this function, which meets the requirement:

  • NTT EAST FLET'S HIKARI NEXT Giga Family Smart Type
  • NTT EAST FLET'S HIKARI NEXT Giga Mansion Smart Type
  • NTT EAST FLET'S HIKARI NEXT Family Giga Line Type
  • NTT EAST FLET'S HIKARI NEXT Mansion Giga Line Type
Applicable lines
  • NTT East/West’s FLET'S Hikari Next line
  • NTT East/West’s FLET’S Hikari Light line
  • NTT East/West’s FLET’S Hikari Light Plus line
Applicable Courses
  • Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S (Home Course/Mansion Course)
  • FLET'S Hikari Next (Family Course/Mansion Course)
  • FLET'S Hikari Light (Family Course)

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Revision of Agreement

We will revise a part of the agreement in accordance with the start of providing the IPv6 Connection Feature. If you are using the services, please check.

< Revision >
Article 8 was added to notify Asahi Net's capability with your consent to apply for NTT “FLET’S v6 Option” on user's behalf when needed.

Agreement after Revision (Revised on the 9th November 2016)

Applicable service Agreement
Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S Asahi Net FTTH with FLET’S Agreement (Japanese)

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FAQ

General Questions about IPv6

  • What is IPv6?
  • What is the advantage of using IPv6?
  • What is “IPv4 exhaustion problem”?
  • Is it better to start using IPv6 now?
  • Will there be any impact if IPv6 compatible web pages increase?
  • Will IPv4 cease to be used with the spread of IPv6?

Questions about IPv6 provided by Asahi Net

  • Can I use IPv4 and IPv6 together with one line (one subscription)?
  • Can I continue to use IPv4 with Asahi Net?
  • What should I do to use IPv6 Internet connection with Asahi Net?
  • I understand that to use Asahi Net’s IPv6 Connection Feature, I am required to use the FLET'S v6 Option provided by NTT East/NTT West. If I cancel the FLET'S v6 Option by myself, what will happen?
  • Is there any possibility that charges for Internet use with IPv4 or IPv6 will be raised?
  • I’m using the IPoE service provided by another company. Can I use IPv6 with Asahi Net, too?
  • Is the IPv6 Connection Feature applicable to AsahiNet docomo Hikari?
  • I am using a Course or fiber-optic line not applicable to Asahi Net’s IPv6 Connection Feature, so what should I do to use the IPv6 Connection Feature?
  • Are communication speeds expected to improve by using IPv6?

Other Questions

  • What services can be used with “FLET'S v6 Option?”
  • I have a contract for Asahi Net’s Fixed IP Address Option. Will my IP address be changed?
  • Please tell me whether IPv6 is compatible with the router I am using.
  • With which operating systems (OS) is IPv6 compatible?

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Notes

Issues that may arise at the time “FLET'S v6 Option” and “IPv6 Connection Feature” become available

There will be little impact on our customers. You need not worry.

Q. What are East Japan and West Japan areas?

Users in East Japan Area

Communication may be temporarily unavailable for the services listed below. Please take the following steps.

Service Steps
FLET’S Virus Clear v6 Reboot the computer or other device you are using.
Remote Support Service
Office Marugoto Support (IT support & security)
Hikari Softtown
FLET’S easy setup tool
Service information site
FLET’S Market Reboot the FLET’S Market device (such as Hikari i-frame).
Hikari TV Reboot the Hikari TV device.
U-NEXT Reboot the U-NEXT device.
Earthquake Early Warning FLET’S type Reboot the Earthquake Early Warning device.
  • HIKARI DENWA
  • HIKARI DENWA OFFICE type
  • HIKARI DENWA OFFICE A (ACE)
    • Incidences may occur during telephone call/communication between devices using Hikari Denwa for telephone call /communication with IPv6.
Wait for about 1 minute after cutting off telephone call/communication in case an incident occurs (Customers need not take any step).
Users in West Japan Area

Communication may be temporarily unavailable for the services listed below. Please take the following steps.

Service Steps
FLET’S Hikari Next “Security Taisaku Tool” Reboot the computer or other device you are using.
Remote Support Service
Office Net Omakase Support Service
FLET’S easy setup tool
FLET’S v6 Option
Hikari TV Reboot the Hikari TV device.
U-NEXT Reboot the U-NEXT device.
FLET'S MATOMETE SHIHARAI Reboot the computer or other device you are using.
  • HIKARI DENWA
  • HIKARI DENWA OFFICE type
  • HIKARI DENWA OFFICE A (ACE)
    • Incidences may occur during telephone call/communication between devices using Hikari Denwa for telephone call /communication with IPv6.
Wait for about 1 minute after cutting off telephone call/communication in case an incident occurs (Customers need not take any step).

Notes for users of “FLET’S Hikari Light” lines or “FLET’S Hikari Light plus” lines

To use Asahi Net’s IPv6 Connection Feature, you need to use the FLET'S v6 Option provided by NTT East/NTT West. Please be aware that the FLET’S v6 Option has a system in which there is a fixed traffic volume for Internet data regardless of the volume of Internet data traffic actually used.

  • There is a 40MB/month traffic volume for Internet data for FLET’S Hikari Light line users.
  • There is a 100MB/month traffic volume for Internet data for FLET’S Hikari Light Plus line users.

Note for users of an IPoE service provided by another company

Please note that you cannot use the IPv6 Connection Feature provided by Asahi Net while using an IPoE service provided by another company.

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