Europe Leads the Way in IPv6 Adoption

Table 1: Top 20 Countries showing highest IPv6 Penetration 
(based on countries with more than 50 Autonomous Systems (Ases).
Source: RIPE NCC, April 2012.
Table 1: Top 20 Countries showing highest IPv6 Penetration (based on countries with more than 50 Autonomous Systems (Ases). Source: RIPE NCC, April 2012.
  • Table 1: Top 20 Countries showing highest IPv6 Penetration 
(based on countries with more than 50 Autonomous Systems (Ases).
Source: RIPE NCC, April 2012.
    Table 1: Top 20 Countries showing highest IPv6 Penetration (based on countries with more than 50 Autonomous Systems (Ases). Source: RIPE NCC, April 2012.
    Table 1: Top 20 Countries showing highest IPv6 Penetration 
(based on countries with more than 50 Autonomous Systems (Ases).
Source: RIPE NCC, April 2012.
    Table 1: Top 20 Countries showing highest IPv6 Penetration (based on countries with more than 50 Autonomous Systems (Ases). Source: RIPE NCC, April 2012.
  • Norway is No.1 globally; UK and US do not feature in the Top 20 countries announcing the roll-out of IPv6 networks
  • Seven of the Top 10 countries are located in Europe

 

Amsterdam, 17 April 2012 – The RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, has published the league table of the Top 20 countries leading the roll-out of IPv6 networks globally.  Norway takes the top spot, after a huge community effort to promote the need to become IPv6 ready within the country. The second and third positions are taken by the Netherlands and Malaysia. Six of the top 10 countries are located in the RIPE NCC service region (Europe, Central Asia and parts of the Middle East).

By monitoring the percentage of Autonomous Systems that announced one or more IPv6 prefixes in the global routing table, the RIPE NCC was able to determine IPv6 adoption levels per country. In order to show comparable countries, the RIPE NCC filtered out those with less then 50 Autonomous Systems. As the table shows, 50 percent of all Autonomous Systems (ASes) in Norway are announcing IPv6.

Axel Pawlik, Managing Director of the RIPE NCC, stated: “It is encouraging to see the uptake of IPv6 in so many countries within the RIPE NCC’s service region. As we approach the exhaustion of the RIPE NCC’s unallocated IPv4 address pool and with the World IPv6 Launch coming up on 6 June 2012, it is vital that Internet services and systems are ready for IPv6. The RIPE NCC is doing everything it can to help promote further knowledge sharing and education on IPv6 adoption. For all of us in the technical community, IPv6 deployment should now be a priority.”

An interactive graph showing the percentage of IPv6 enabled networks over time (starting in 2004) by country and region has also been developed by the RIPE NCC.  For further information on IPv6 adoption, statistics and measurements, please visit www.IPv6actnow.org.

 The RIPE 64 Meeting is currently being held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and features presentations and discussion on the latest IPv6-related developments. Sessions are taking place in the IPv6 Working Group, which will include talks on the deployment of IPv6 from the perspective of governments, vendors and network operators (https://ripe64.ripe.net/programme/meeting-plan/ipv6-wg/) and during the RIPE NCC plenary, which will include detailed comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 performance (https://ripe64.ripe.net/programme/meeting-plan/plenary/#tues2).