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UK and US lagging on IPv6 adoption as Norway leads the way
14 Mar 2012

The UK and the US are lagging outside the top 20 nations for IPv6 adoption, despite the depletion of IPv4 addresses and widespread attempts at promoting awareness of the need to migrate to the new protocotol.

Figures released by the RIPE NCC, one of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) in charge of providing blocks of IP addresses, show that the UK has an adoption rate of just 17 per cent, while the US is far behind on 9 per cent.

This compares poorly against the top adopters of Norway on 49 per cent, the Netherlands on 42 per cent and Malaysia on 28 per cent. Other European nations include Sweden (31 per cent), Germany (30 per cent) and Ireland (29 per cent).

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