Commission calls for Euro push on IPv6
But will the governments listen?
The EC said it is satisfied that European research and development is staying abreast of IP issues, but said that this technological commitment now needs to be matched by the political will to raise awareness of IPv6 issues, and to drive creation and adoption of standards based on IPv6.
The diminishing capacity of IPv4's address structure is a global concern, but the Europeans are particularly concerned by the problem, since it holds the potential to cramp development of wireless device development and 3G telephony. These are areas where the EC believes the EU has a leadership position that could be threatened if anything is allowed to slow the momentum behind mobile technology and service roll-out.