Eric Besson announces the acceleration of IPv6 migration in France

by bold-lichterman

Eric Besson, Minister responsible for Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, announces an acceleration of the deployment of IPv6 in France, with its implementation within the framework of the future interministerial network of the State. In July 2011, it will bring together operators as well as the technical and industrial community of the Internet in France (Orange, SFR, Free, Nérim, ISOC France, AFNIC, Sagem).

The first one ” world ipv6 day »Took place on June 8, 2011. It enabled the real-scale validation of the state of readiness of the global Internet network, both in terms of network infrastructures and the main online sites.

In view of these lessons, Eric BESSON will bring together the main Internet operators in France in order to identify the actions to be taken to accelerate the migration to the IPv6 protocol in national, private and public networks. The Internet, which has more than 2.1 billion people connected, is today at a turning point in its history, the last free IPv4 addresses worldwide were allocated on February 2, 2011.

IPv6 technology will notably promote the development of innovative Internet applications, which notably require access to a “network of objects” (home automation, sensors integrated into clothing or mobile devices, etc.).

Eric BESSON announces that the future interministerial network of the State will be designed on a high speed IPv6 core network. These technological choices are a first strong commitment of the State in the migration of administrative networks to IPv6.