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Czech Republic a Leader in the Introduction of IPv6 in Public Administration

Published on: 14/06/2013

Czech public administration authorities are the best prepared for the IPv6 internet protocol. That is the conclusion of a unique international survey organised by the CZ.NIC Association, maintainer of the Czech national domain, as part of the GEN6 European project focusing on the adoption of IPv6. According to current data from the Czech Republic, 48 % of websites of national government bodies and 26 % of towns and municipalities support the new protocol. IPv6 support is however lacking on the side of Czech internet service providers.

The survey analysed 2,332 websites in eight EU countries (the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and Turkey. The results show that of all these countries, the Czech Republic is best prepared for the adoption of IPv6 in the segment of central government bodies, with 48 % of websites of ministries and other national authorities supporting the protocol. On the level of cities and municipalities, the country score of 26 % ranked second after Slovakia (28 %).


Image removed.Source: CZ.NIC, GEN6

“The Czech Government committed to the implementation of IPv6 in 2009 by adopting a government resolution ordering ministers and heads of central administration authorities to ensure access to publicly available websites and web services of their offices via the new protocol. Even though many authorities have not taken this obligation very seriously so far, their rate of IPv6 adoption is still about three times higher than in the rest of the .CZ domain,” said Executive Director of the CZ.NIC Association Ondřej Filip.

According to a survey by IPv6 Observatory based on the 500 most visited sites, the Czech Republic is the European leader in IPv6 adoption with 13.4 %, but support of the new protocol remains lacking on the side of internet service providers. This is confirmed by Google statistics, according to which only 1.59 % of Czech users connect via IPv6.