From 12th to 16th November 2013, the delegation of Vietnam National IPv6 Task Force, headed by Mr.Tran Minh Tan – Member of IPv6 Task Force, Deputy Director of Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), together with representatives of Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam, paid a working visit to Singapore to discuss the experiences of IPv6 deployment in two countries.
Within the working schedule in Singapore, the delegation had meetings with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Singapore IPv6 Task Force, Singapore IPv6 Forum, and several local business service providers deploying IPv6 (StarHub, BT Global).
The meeting between the VNIPv6TF delegation, IDA and IPv6 Forum Singapore
At the meetings, Singaporean partners shared with the delegation the current policy and deployment of IPv6 addresses in Singapore, in particular, the determining factors that led to the prosperity and a breakthrough in Singapore IPv6 deployment in 2013. According to IDA representatives, during recent years, Singapore deployment did not have many fluctuations. However, since the beginning of 2013, when the major ISPs of Singapore (M1, Singtel, Starhub) simultaneously deployed IPv6 connection in parallel with IPv4 connection for domestic broadband subscribers, the number of IPv6 addresses in Singapore has increased considerably and currently ranks the second in Asia (after Japan) and became one of 10 countries with the highest amount of IPv6 traffic all over the world.
The Singapore IPv6 deployment model also has many noteworthy features. Singapore IPv6 Task Force is a governmental agency (IDA) promoting exemplary deployment of IPv6 in the country and coordinating promotion activities related to IPv6 Ecosystem.
The VNIPv6TF delegation and Starhub Company
Through the activities in Singapore, the delegation of National IPv6 Task Force had gained a lot of experiences which could be applied to IPv6 policy-making process in the country in the future, especially in Phase 2 of National IPv6 Action Plan.