Palace promotes the use of IPv6
By: steph, July 2, 2010

Palace promotes the use of IPv6Malacañang Palace promoted the use of the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) through Executive Order No. 893 dated 18 June 2010.

The promotion of IPv6 is in view of pursuing “the policy of adapting and promoting technology for national benefit” since “the exhaustion of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses is threatening to deter growth and development” of the country.

It is also cited in the five-page order that the government and private sector should cooperate in promoting and ensuring compliance to IPv6 and that all the government agencies shall adapt IPv6-compliant online government services after two years of its effectivity.

IPv6 is the next-generation Internet Protocol version designed to succeed IPv4. It uses 128-bit address to solve the availability problems in the Internet today.

The Advanced Science and Technology Institute through the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) initiated the use of IPv6 in the Philippines.

PREGINET acquired the first native IPv6 connection in the country through its connection to the Asian Internet Interconnection Initiatives Project satellite network on March 2000 and acquired two other IPv6 connectivity via Asia-Pacific Advanced Network and Trans-Eurasia Information Network 3.

The IPv6 connectivity is available to several PREGINET partners, using its own IPv6 addresses. The said connectivity is already available to University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, UP Los Baños and International Rice Research Institute.