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Oman workshop raises awareness of IPv6 implementation 

Oman workshop raises awareness of IPv6 implementation 

A workshop in Oman has raised awareness of IPv6 implementation 

Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) has held an IPv6 workshop in Oman, in partnership with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in line with its efforts to raise awareness on IPv6 deployment for public and private organisations.

Government telecommunications employees and key stakeholders from the private sector took part in the training to learn how to effectively implement IPv6. This is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol – the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.

The RIPE NCC has developed various initiatives to support its members with technical expertise related to Internet infrastructure including IPv6 deployment. The training taught participants basic concepts of IPv6 to advanced IPv6 related issues.

Paul Rendek, Director of External Relations at the RIPE NCC, said: “The success of and demand for these workshops shows the Oman telecom sector’s commitment to furthering their engagement in the nation’s transition to IPv6. The workshop provided the participants with expert guidance on the technical aspects of transitioning to IPv6 and we are confident this will accelerate their shift to the new IP version.”

The RIPE NCC seeks to continuously strengthen its partnerships with members including government entities and law enforcement agencies to develop effective solutions to deal with cybercrime and other challenges through IPv6 migration.

By sharing expertise with network operators to help their networks become future-proof, the RIPE NCC is helping to drive economic growth across its service region.