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Barometer Arcep of the transition to IPv6

The Arcep publishes its annual barometer of the transition to IPv6 and sets up a task force to accelerate the process.


The stock of available IPv4 addresses will be exhausted by the end of 2019, and the Internet will "stop growing". A shortage that is already leading to a significant increase in the price of IPv4 addresses on the secondary market, thus creating an entry barrier for new players on the Internet. As a challenge for competitiveness and innovation, the migration to IPv6 for all Internet players is now urgent.

This barometer examines all players in the Internet chain and the progress of their transition to IPv6. In particular, it presents the current status of deployments and the forecasts of the main operators for fixed and mobile networks.


Once again this year, Arcep warns that most of the players are not considering a deployment to address the IPv4 shortage. The Authority invites the entire Internet ecosystem to accelerate their transition to IPv6, the only sustainable solution.

On the fixed network, Arcep notes progress but calls on operators to continue and strengthen their efforts. On the mobile network, it alerts operators to the delay in IPv6 deployment and calls on them to take the necessary measures to address the IPv4 shortage.

A summary of the results, by operator, is to be found in the press release.

On the hosting side, the delay is still as significant as ever. Only 15.5% of the three and a half million domain name websites (.fr,.re,.pm,.yt,.tf are currently accessible in IPv6. With only 5.8% of mail servers accessible in IPv6, the mail hosting rate is alarming.


The launch meeting dedicated to IPv6 was held on 15 November. This task force is open to all players in the Internet ecosystem and aims to accelerate the transition to IPv6 by enabling participants to address specific issues and share best practices.




 Read the report


Source : Arcep





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