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UAE TRA hosts IPv6 training sessions

Training sessions held to familiarise govt IT staff with IPv6

UAE TRA hosts IPv6 training sessions
The training sessions were held to prepare government IT staff for IPv6.

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has hosted a set of training sessions to prepare government departments for IPv6.

The TRA held sessions in September with federal and local government departments, along with the Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) Network Coordination Centre, the regional internet registry for Europe, Middle East and Central Asia.

The sessions aimed to improve overall strategies and performance skills of government work, keeping in line with the latest advances in software programs and technology. The training program also focused on developing and refining the competencies of government sector employees, allowing them to effectively operate the new version of Internet Protocol.

HE Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, director general of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority commented: "The sessions were created as part of our ongoing strategy to improve performance levels of various government organisations in the ICT sector. The training program is divided into two main segments, with one focusing on defining the basics of IPv6 and the other training employees on how to successfully use the latest, upgraded version.

"We extend the invitation to all stakeholders in multiple government agencies, responsible for IT development; especially those specialised in connectivity and networks, to participate in these training sessions. The exercises will have a high impact, contributing to help them achieve a quantum leap in the level of technical performance exhibited in government organisations."

The TRA hosted this year's first training workshop on IPv6 in February. Participating were approximately 30 employees from 15 government entities. The program was established through constant efforts and commitment by the authority to outline the importance of transitioning to IPv6 for government organisations. Through this initiative, TRA has hosted five training sessions throughout the past couple of years, with more than 170 employees in attendance.

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