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TRA hosts IPv6 workshop for telecom providers

TRA introduced a workshop on IPv6 deployment, specifically designed for Etisalat and du employees

TRA hosts IPv6 workshop for telecom providers
TRA hosted a workshop on IPv6, which represents the future infrastructure which is required to provide integrated smart services embedded in smart homes

The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) hosted a technical training workshop on IPv6 to introduce the region's telecom providers to the future infrastructure for all smart solutions.

The workshop was aimed at training Etisalat and du employees who work in departments related to networks and Internet services which are on the transition to IPv6. This aims to reflect on the Internet's speed and quality provided to individuals and companies.

IPv6 represents the future infrastructure which is required to provide integrated smart services embedded in smart homes, plus TRA claim the sixth version guarantees the sustainability of the services and secures quality and speed. Also the initiative aims to facilitate services provided by the government and to support future innovations.

"This workshop comes as a result of our continuous efforts focusing on shaping and foreseeing the future, securing the integration between the TRA and the operators, in addition to adopting the necessary plans that respond to the needs of the next phase which will take the country to a new era of massive expansion in Internet use," said H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, TRA Director General.

"The UAE is taking rapid strides towards applying the concepts of Internet of things and smart cities and D2D communications. And in this context, we are working according to a well-defined strategy directed towards IPv6 deployment at the national level and we spare no effort in order to reinforce the UAE's leading position on the global ICT sector stage. We fully recognise the economic significance of this process to achieve the optimum use of the UAE ICT sector's infrastructure as well as provide greater opportunities to benefit from data and digital input and use it efficiently in application development and building future plans and projects that meet the growing demand for IPv6."

H.E. added: "In the transition to 4G wireless broadband networks, we need 20 times more Internet protocols than what is required for 3G networks, which obliges the telecom service providers to develop practical strategies in order to deal with these requirements."

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to implement IPv6 in their core network, understand the differences and similarities between IPv4 and IPv6 security, know how to configure IPv6 on network equipment, as well as understand different transition mechanisms.

This training workshop is one of the key initiatives launched by the UAE National WSIS Committee, which works in collaboration with all government entities and institutions and telecom services providers to ensure the commitment and delivery of WSIS objectives.

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