Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries in using the Internet Protocol – Saudi News


The Communications and Information Technology Commission announced that the Kingdom has entered the list of the top 10 countries in the world and the first in the Arab countries and the Middle East region in using the sixth version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6), after achieving a growth in the adoption of its use estimated at 50% compared to last year 2020, according to Asia Pacific Regional Internet Information Center (APNIC) Index.Version VI is the latest version of the Internet protocols globally, and is characterized by more efficient packet and data handling, in addition to introducing a number of improvements to increase performance and security for Internet users.

The authority explained that the noticeable growth in the adoption of Internet Protocol Version 6 in the Kingdom began in the second quarter of 2020, after the success of the trials of activating this version on the mobile network, noting its efforts to prepare a clear strategy for the adoption of Internet Protocol Version 6 and its keenness to raise awareness of its importance. And urging its adoption by the relevant authorities to improve service quality and adopt emerging technologies, which come in line with the strategic transformation in the authority’s role as a digital regulator.

The authority indicated that the achieved rank demonstrates the maturity of the information technology infrastructure in the Kingdom, and came after the formation of a national work team (IPv6 Taskforce) that included a number of government and private agencies, with the aim of exchanging experiences and unifying efforts to achieve strategic goals to support the adoption of this version in the Kingdom, noting that it organized a number of Among the workshops, conferences and training programs presented by local and international specialists in the sixth version of the Internet protocol, as well as its keenness to follow up the plans of licensed operators to activate this version for all Internet users in the Kingdom.


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