From: Michel Py [michel(_at_)arneill-py(_dot_)sacramento(_dot_)ca(_dot_)us]
"France is responsible for more than half of current IPv6 traffic
worldwide"; I can positively confirm that Free (AS12322) that
contributes to most of the French IPv6 native hits is delivering
"native" IPv6 to their eyeballs using 6rd and that they are indeed the
800-pound gorilla of French IPv6 traffic, no contest.
One reason that may explain France’s early adoption of IPv6 is
that France has formed a multitude of valuable IPv6-based
associations on the past decade. This activity has greatly
contributed to the acquisition and dissemination of IPv6
knowledge. These organizations consist of the G6, whose primary
task is IPv6 experimentation and information exchange. The G6 was
founded in 1995 by researchers in academia and industry. G6’s
overall goal is the gradual building of a new infrastructure
required for the Internet to survive. The G6, like Cisco, is
focused on an effective and seamless transition IPv4 to IPv6. It
is the primary catalyst for advances in IPv6 networking in France.
In other words, very early (15 years ago), the French Internet
community formed an organization to move IPv6 forward through
coordination and persuasion rather than by preaching from the outside.
In the larger Internet, I've seen a remarkable absence of that sort
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