|Does the Member State have a National Interoperability Framework?||Yes||At the national level, this framework’s called “BELGIF” (BELgium Government Interoperability Framework), available for consultation at http://www.belgif.be/index.php/Accueil|
|Have public administrations aligned their national interoperability frameworks with the European Interoperability Framework?||Yes||http://www.belgif.be/index.php/Main_Page : “…It is a result of the collaboration between several belgian institutionnal levels and is compatible with the European Interoperability Framework (EIF).”|
|Does the NIF take into account the European dimension of public service delivery?||Yes||See information on : http://www.belgif.be/index.php/Main_Page|
|Is IPv6 supported?||No||In Belgium, the deployment of IPv6 is still limited. No public entity currently offers applications compatible with IPv6, but most have plans to offer IPv6 Web sites or applications. However all public entities integrate IPv6, at least with respect to the security aspects, in the specifications for the purchase of equipment and services. At government level, questions remain especially in terms of safety, performance and experience. A small test environment is in place, and at the network-level the FEDMAN high-speed network has been IPv6-enabled since 2009. However, not all components in the security and applications are IPv6- capable (yet). IPv6 at these levels will be supported in the near future. In addition, the majority of private operators do not intend to move to IPv6 within three years. A small number of private operators has implemented the transition to IPv6. Some are planning to do so in the coming years. Some have not yet established migration plans. The widespread use of technology shared IPv4 addresses may be an obstacle to the transition to IPv6. As regards the compatibility of websites, Belgium is not too badly placed in comparison with its European neighbors, although the percentages are low, with 20% in August 2011. With regard to online services, a limited number of Belgian ISPs currently offer IPv6 but the administration may call BELNET, the Belgian national research network that provides high-bandwidth internet connection and services to Belgian universities research centers and government departments. Regarding Access at home, Belgium also faces a delay. Belgium has recently adopted a strategic plan for the deployment of the new protocol. In 2011, Belgium was the tenth country in the world in terms of allocation of IPv6 addresses. Decision of the Council of Ministers (2012/06/22) to support IPv6 for services provided by the Federal Public Services, within two years (http://www.presscenter.org/nl/pressrelease/20120622/strategisch-plan-voor-de-invoering-van-ipv6-in-belgi%C3%AB). A newsletter has been published on Fedict’s website, there is an IPv6 working group within the FPS Economy encompassing major stakeholders (government, privacy commission, federal computer crime unit, telecom regulator) Fedict contributed an IPv6-patch for Aegir hostmaster system (http://drupal.org/node/1334210)|
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