Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

15. IPv6 deployment in Europe

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Room D (Autoworld, 1st floor), 17/06/2011 (09:30-13:00)

In 2010, the Digital Agenda for Europe, as one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, set out the key role of Information and Communication Technologies in order for Europe to succeed in its ambition for 2020. The Digital Agenda refers among other topics to the need for deployment of IPv6 since the IANA pool have now announced that they have no more IPv4 addresses to distribute.

The IPv6 Workshop will take place on 17 June 2011 from 9.30am to 1.00pm. It will consist of two roundtables involving public authorities of Member States and EU institutions, telecoms, internet service providers, content providers, and other relevant stakeholders with the task to explore issues and strategies for IPv6 deployment. The main objective of the workshop will be to come out with some useful recommendations in order to increase the pace of the IPv6 take-up in Europe.

The programme of the workshop is as follows:

9.30am – 9.40am: Welcome and introduction by Mario Campolargo – Director Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures Directorate, European Commission

9.40am - 11.00am

Roundtable 1: The IPv6 deployment – A perspective from the internet service and content providers

Moderator: Mario Campolargo - European Commission


  • Vinton Cerf - Internet Chief Evangelist at Google. (Video)
  • Donn Lee – Senior Network Engineer, Facebook
  • Francisco Eusebio – Network Strategist, Portugal Telecom
  • Uwe Mühlender – Senior Expert Data/IP, Deutsche Telekom AG technology
  • Daniel Karrenberg – Chief Scientist, RIPE NCC

11.00am – 11.15am: Coffee break

11.15am – 12.50pm

Roundtable 2: The IPv6 deployment – A perspective from the public authorities

Moderator: Per Blixt – Head of Unit New Infrastructure Paradigms and Experimental Facilities, European Commission


  • Leslie Daigle - Chief Internet Technology Officer at ISOC (Video)
  • Geoff Huston – Chief Scientist, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
  • Constanze Bürger – Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany
  • Göran Marby – Director-General, Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS)
  • Rafael Pérez Galindo – Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Spain.

12.50pm - 1.00pm: Meeting wrap-up and conclusions by Mario Campolargo and Martin Potts, Rapporteur of the IPv6 Workshop

Workshop links and documents

Workshop results

Session organiser: Jacques BABOT (European Commission, DG INFSO F4, Belgium)

Chair: Mario CAMPOLARGO (European Commission, DG INFSO/F "Emerging Technologies and Infrastructures", Belgium)

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