The objective of this study is to measure the deployment of IPv6, i.e. the availability, the quality, and the usage of IPv6 in products and services, in the European Union, in 2011 and 2012. To achieve this objective the contractor should carry out the following tasks: Develop a methodology and conduct specific IPv6 implementation measures for all or representative EU Member States in 2011 and 2012; Use available statistics and appropriate metrics to assess the global deployment of IPv6 and compare the differences in the various areas of the different Regional Internet Registries; Identify critical gaps and bottlenecks in IPv6 deployment, also in respect to the quality of available products and services and to the security implications in deployment; Document the work done and describe the results in a way that the Commission can easily disseminate on its website. Deadline for submission of tenders: 04/07/2011- Deadline for request of documents: 27/06/2011.