GEN6 shares the view that a democratic European society, with a strong and productive economy, requires service-oriented, secure, reliable and innovative government, at all levels independently of size and location used by all groups of citizens (elder, handicapped, youngsters, immigrants). Successful implementation of eGovernment can improve services, strengthen our societies, increase productivity and welfare, and reinforce democracy.This success will only be achieved by pursuing a long-term vision, with clear and sustainable objectives, with constancy and persistence, and with participation of all stakeholders: government, citizens and industry. GEN6 will contribute to these objectives in the area of communication and how to transition to IPv6 in the government area.
The Greek IPv6 pilot in schools aims to demonstrate that IPv6 may become the leveraging technology for enhancing existing services or providing new services to the end users. In the context of GEN6, this pilot will investigate the benefits of establishing an advanced metering infrastructure over IPv4 and IPv6 and provide insights about the benefits of building IPv6 services.
The Greek IPv6 pilot in schools is realized or supported by the following public authorities, research organisations and commercial companies:
- The Computer Technology Institute & Press “Diophantus” (CTI), under the supervision of the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, responsible for the administration and the daily operation of the Greek School Network, which provides advanced IT services to the primary and secondary schools in Greece,
- The Greek Research & Technology Network, under the supervision of the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, responsible for providing networking and cloud computing services to the Greek academic and research communities,
– Intelen (http://www.intelen.com), a start-up company providing services to the Energy, Smart grid and ICT sector, such as smart metering, meter data management, etc.
The idea for the Greek pilot was based on recent statistics that indicate a high potential for energy saving in public schools in Greece and potentially in public infrastructures. Indicatively, reduction of more than 30% in the carbon footprint is stated in most cases. Through the implementation of the Greek IPv6 pilot, the deployed infrastructure will be extended and many problems that are related with the use of IPv4 for access to the smart energy meters will be outreached. This extension will provide a signal to European stakeholders that IPv6 technology can be “green” enabler.
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