IPv6 summit

The Middle East regional IPv6 summit will be held in Abu Dhabi on March 29-30. The summit is being organised by the IPv6 Forum and Case Technology and being sponsored by Etisalat.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  March 13, 2005

The Middle East regional IPv6 summit will be held in Abu Dhabi on March 29-30. The summit is being organised by the IPv6 Forum and Case Technology and being sponsored by Etisalat. The venue for the event is the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The IPv6 Summit will gather the most innovative and influential leaders from the region’s internet community to discuss strategic and deployment issues related to IPv6. During the summit, speakers from the International IPv6 summit will present an overview of the latest developments in the implementation of IPv6. Regional telecom operators and ISPs will also announce their plans and strategy for IPv6 during the summit. IPv6 is the next generatio" protocol designed by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) to replace the current version Internet Protocol, IP Version 4 (IPv4),, which is running short of address space. “Etisalat’s position as a regional leader in bringing in state-of-the-art technologies and services to the region is reflected by our sponsorship of this summit,” says Mohammed Al Fahim, Executive VP, Marketing Etisalat. “The IPv6 protocol will provide new addressing schemes that support a much higher level of security, Quality of Service (QoS) and mobility. Etisalat has already committed substantial resources to incorporate this protocol in our network and we look forward to sharing our experience and exchange insights with other participants from the region,” he adds. As devices and applications that run over the internet rapidly increase, the need for new IP addresses is being keenly felt. Moreover, as the smart home phenomenon takes off and more household devices are controlled over the network, there will be a need to provide addresses for these items. “As a founder of the worldwide IPv6 Forum, Case Technology has taken the lead in creating awareness and we are in the process of forming the IPv6 Middle East & UAE Taskforce to deploy IPv6 in the region. This taskforce will promote and help the region embrace IPv6 and move towards its deployment in a phased manner,” says Itidal Hasoon, general manager, Case Technology and Co Chair MEA IPv6TF (Middle East & Africa Internet Protocol Version 6 Task Force.

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