[Bp_ipv6] Governments supporting IPv6

Gary Hunt gary.hunt at culture.gov.uk
Thu Aug 27 07:51:00 EDT 2015

Thank you Olivier,

The UK Government (DCMS) concurs with your message, it is self evident that
a 'one size fits all' approach will not work in a diverse Governemntal
Policy world....

Although problematic a certain amount of flexibility needs to made with
this Best Practice Forum output... plenty of case studies, country examples
of best practice... but it should not be *seen* in any way as being

Although we *all* (UK included) need to be honest and transparent, we still
need to be mindful of perceived sensitivities and national pride in all
quarters. No one wants to be seen as as lagging behind others! Conflicting
domestic as well as international pressures are considerable issues for
some governments.

The UK has commissioned an independent study on IPv6 adoption within the
UK. I *hope* to make his available to the IGF BPF IPv6 before the IGF.



*Gary Hunt*
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On 27 August 2015 at 08:53, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> as I have mentioned on today's conference call, whilst no government
> will ever admit to NOT supporting the spread of IPv6 adoption, there are
> many different ways this is done. Some governments prefer a more
> "hands-off" approach, expressing their support but wishing the private
> sector to take the lead. Others go a step further by mandating IPv6
> compatibility for any government procurement contract, some a little
> further by offering all government online services over IPv6 and some go
> the full way by taking a very active role in financing research and
> implementation projects for IPv6 adoption.
> What I have found is that which direction a government takes is often
> more related to the politics irrespective of the topic itself.
> Hence in the UK, the line has always been that innovation needs to be
> private-sector led. This is on record at all of the recent UK IGFs with
> the Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed
> Vaizey explaining that IPv6 was doing very well but DCMS did not have a
> responsibility about IPv6.
> See: time 21:00 on
> http://livestream.com/internetsociety/uk-igf/videos/55402231
> But there is also another angle which Minister Vaizey has shared and
> that's the sale of the government's chunk of IPv4 addresses. See the
> following video (and sorry, but technical issues on the day ended up
> cutting off video)
> See time 16:24 on:
> http://livestream.com/internetsociety/ukigf/videos/90564734
> Kind regards,
> Olivier
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