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Palestine, State of

Asia, Western Asia

Over 75% of Palestinian individuals use the Internet which is above average for Asia. Our Internet Resilience score is on par for the regional average. Diversity of transit and retail Internet service providers is very poor. IPv6 adoption is non-existent and the Top Level Domain, .ps, is not secured. Other measures of naming and routing security indicate DNSSEC validation around the regional average while ROA validation for both IPv4 and IPv6 are above average.

Open Internet Environment

The open Internet allows people and organizations to mix and match technologies without permission and with minimal barriers. Sustaining and growing an open Internet helps to spur innovation and keep it fit for future applications. An open Internet is an accessible Internet – it is easy to connect to the open Internet and use its services.
Internet Use
Individuals using the Internet as a percentage of the total population
89%
Regional Rank: 15
71%
Asia avg.
Internet Shutdowns
Intentional disruptions of Internet communications, making them unavailable for a specific population, location, or type of access
1
Ongoing
1
Last 12 month
Internet Resilience Score
A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation
47%
Regional Rank: 27
46%
Asia avg.
Transit Provider Diversity
More diversity in routes to the global Internet improves connection resilience
Poor
Retail ISP Diversity
Diversity of retail Internet providers improves resilience and user choice
Very Poor
IXP Operator Market
A measure of the diversity and concentration of the local market for Internet Exchange Point operations

Globally Connected Infrastructure

The globally connected Internet is inclusive. It allows networks and users to interconnect without geographical restrictions. Increasing the connectivity of the Internet makes it more valuable to every participant, as a tool for communications, learning, commerce.
IPv6 Adoption
Enabling the Internet to support more users and more uses
0%
19%
Regional Rank: 48
Asia avg.
Internet Exchange Points
IXPs help strengthen local Internet connectivity, develop local Internet industry, improve competitiveness, and serve as a hub for technical activity
2
7
Regional Rank: 21
Asia avg.
Peering Networks
Peering networks help to keep Internet traffic local, provide faster connections, and improve the experience of the people relying on them
22
122
Regional Rank: 23
Asia avg.

Secure and Trustworthy Internet

A secure Internet is resistant to attacks on its infrastructure, delivering a robust service to its user community. A trustworthy Internet meets the expectations of its users by offering a resilient and reliable base for applications and services.
Naming Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet users are protected by DNSSEC
34%
Regional Rank: 22
36%
Asia avg.
Routing Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet providers are checking validity of connectivity information they receive from other networks
4%
Regional Rank: 23
15%
Asia avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv4
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
77%
Regional Rank: 30
73%
Asia avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv6
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
67%
Regional Rank: 34
73%
Asia avg.

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