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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries that use the sixth Internet Protocol

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries that use the sixth Internet Protocol
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries that use the sixth Internet Protocol

According to the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Information Center (APNIC) index, the Communications and Information Technology Commission announced that Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries in the world and first in the Arab countries and the Middle East in using Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6).

This came according to the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Information Center (APNIC) index, which indicated that the Kingdom achieved a growth in the adoption of its use estimated at 50% compared to last year 2020.

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 set of improvements to increase performance and security for Internet users.

The authority explained that the noticeable growth in the adoption of the sixth Internet Protocol version in the Kingdom began in the second quarter of 2020, after the success of the trials of activating this version on the mobile network.

The authority indicated its efforts in preparing a clear strategy to adopt the sixth version of the Internet Protocol and its keenness to raise awareness of its importance and urge its adoption by the relevant authorities to improve service quality and adopt emerging technologies, which come in line with the strategic shift in the authority’s role as a digital regulator.

The authority also indicated that the achieved rank demonstrates the maturity of the information technology infrastructure in the Kingdom, and came after the formation of a national task force (IPv6 Taskforce), which included a number of government and private agencies.

The team aims to exchange experiences and unify efforts to achieve strategic goals to support the adoption of this version in the Kingdom, as the authority drew attention to its organization of a number of workshops, conferences and training programs presented by local and international specialists in the sixth version of the Internet protocol.

The authority called on government and private agencies to activate this version in the available electronic services to take advantage of its advantages, as part of its role in supervising the Internet in the Kingdom and its adoption of modern technologies.

She noted that the authorities can use the guideline issued by the authority to support and enable the sixth version of the Internet protocol available on its website

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries that use the sixth Internet Protocol
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the top 10 countries that use the sixth Internet Protocol

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