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UK Unlikely to Ever Suffer Major Web Outage (

Access to the internet is a vital part of a nation’s economic and social life. Yet with web issues hitting Syria again, and Egypt's connectivity problems earlier this year when divers sabotaged an undersea cable, countries are at risk from being cut off entirely. (Source:

Winning the Internet Capacity Challenge (Tech World)

2012 was a big year for Europe - the eyes of the world were fixated on the continent as a number of high-profile events dominated the headlines. Internet infrastructure was adapted to meet the demands, but what happened once the events were over, and what role have start-ups played in utilising the supporting infrastructure? (Source: Tech World).

Networks Announcing IPv6 Over Time: A Short Update (CircleID)

We regularly check the status of IPv6 deployment in the RIPE NCC service region, and in other service regions as well. One way to measure IPv6 deployment is to look at the percentage of networks announcing IPv6 prefixes and follow the developments over time. (Source: CircleID).

IP Management and the Future of BYOD, Top Tips on IPv6 for Businesses (thedatachain)

Axel Pawlik, Managing Director, RIPE NCC explains how to make sure your business is ready for IPv6. (Source: thedatachain).

Casting a Net Across the Middle East (

The Internet is an incredible resource for growth and innovation; it sparks creativity and connects people across the world, whilst supporting the global economy. (Source:

1000th /22 Allocated From the Last /22 (CircleID)

Last week, we made our 1000th allocation from the final /8 and five months after reaching this point, we can report back on what we've seen so far. (Source: CircleID).

The Great Internet Population Boom: Looking for the Next Trillion Connections (IT Pro Portal)

While it used to be that an Internet-enabled device was a desktop-based terminal, we’re seeing an explosion in everything from smartphones and tablets, to watches, TVs and even fridges. This steady march of progress and innovation means an ever-increasing number of technologies are becoming Internet enabled. (Source: IT Pro Portal).

Why Should SMEs Care About IPv6 (Real Business)

The majority of UK's SMEs could not function without the Internet. So what happens when your website is inaccessible? Axel Pawlik investigates why all business must ensure their websites are IPv6 enabled. (Source: Real Business).

A Look at how the Internet Routes Around Damage: Measuring Global Effects of Storm Sandy (CircleID)

The region in Sandy's path contained two major hubs for international Internet connectivity. We looked at IPv4 traceroutes sent by RIPE Atlas probes to see what they could tell us about the impact that Sandy had on the Internet. (Source: CircleID).

New LIRs and Their IPv6 RIPEness (CircleID)

The RIPE NCC's membership grew steadily over the course of 2012. In Q3, the RIPE NCC received 417 requests to become a Local Internet Registry (LIR); the highest number we have seen so far. This surge in membership growth exceeds the previous record set 12 years ago during the dotcom bubble in 2000. (Source: CircleID).