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This Communication calls for a European action plan to accelerate the rollout of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) - a key technology for the Next Generation Internet. Unless action is taken, space on the current generation of the internet is projected to be exhausted by around 2005. IPv6 will provide a quantum leap in the number of Internet addresses available for the foreseeable future.

The European Commission therefore sees IPv6 as a critical part of Europe's Next Generation Internet strategy, alongside the European Broadband Strategy and many other initiatives launched since the Lisbon Council, which called for Europe "to become the most dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010".

Building on the work of the European Commission IPv6 Task Force, set up as a result of the Stockholm Summit, the Communication calls for Europe's research efforts to be matched by political commitment from the Member States and industry to ensure smooth and rapid IPv6 implementation.

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Record Number: 1790 / Last updated on: 2002-03-04
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