Bahrain’s TRA organised an IPV6 training workshop in cooperation with RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), a regional internet registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to its members in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.
A total of 30 private and governmental bodies in the sector participated in the workshop.
Eng. Mohammed Abdulla Alnoaimi, TRA’s director of technical and operations said: “The implementation of IPv6 will contribute positively in accelerating the progress of our future plans that are aimed at expanding and extending our networks and interconnected services for the public and private sector in the kingdom of Bahrain. Due to the significant impact of this version, TRA is keen to communicate and cooperate with private and governmental bodies to adopt IPV6 in all their networks and services,” he added.
“The core objective of the IPV6 training is to allow the participants to recognise the importance of adopting this latest internet protocol in their networks, build technical capacities to accommodate the applications and services, and ensure the transition to the latest version within the coming years. Upgrading to IPV6 is one of the initiatives launched by TRA with the aim of facilitating services provided by the government and empowering the kingdom of Bahrain to lead the region within the ICT sector”.
Paul Rendek, director of external relations at the RIPE NCC, said: “We are enthusiastic about empowering the local community, which comes within our strategic partnership with the TRA Bahrain. This can translate into positive gains in terms of capacity and talent building. The training course provides the kingdom technical people with a unique opportunity to become experts in IPv6 and support real knowledge exchange for IPv6 deployment in Bahrain and the Middle East region.”