Vietnam ranks eighth worldwide in IPv6 adoption
13:37 | 08/08/2021 Print Article
Vietnam’s adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) reached 45 per cent as of the end of July, climbing to the eighth place worldwide and second in ASEAN, according to Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC).
|Vietnam has a national strategy to adopt IPv6 |
The ranking is two notches higher than in 2020. Vietnam now has more than 34 million IPv6 users.
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has announced a national programme on IPv6 transition for state agencies called IPv6 For Gov during 2021-2025, replacing the older IPv4 protocol.
IPv6 is the internet’s latest communications protocol that is essential for 5G adoption, e-government implementation, and massive digital transformation.
IPv6 services in Vietnam are currently provided by four telecommunication giants Viettel Group, VNPT Group, MobiFone, and FPT Telecom. The first three companies are also approved by MIC for piloting 5G commercialisation in Vietnam.