Saturday, July 18, 2009

IPv6 the next big step for Internet in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA:Leading Internet experts from around the world are gathered in Kuala Lumpur to address one of the most important Internet developments currently underway in the region.

Led by the Internet Society, in collaboration with the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force and the Malaysian National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence, the INET Asia Regional Conference has brought together influential regional and international experts from industry, government, the technical community, and the private sector under the theme “IPv6: The next step”.

Implementing IPv6 will ensure Internet-based services will continue to reach the ever-growing number of people around the world with access to the Internet. Until now, most of the Internet has used IPv4 addresses.

However, with the free pool of IPv4 expected to be depleted within a couple of years, the need to increase deployment of the far more abundant IPv6 addresses is growing everyday.

“The technical community has been pushing for the move to IPv6 for many years now,” explained Rajnesh Singh, manager of the Internet Society’s Regional Bureau for Asia.

“In the last year or so, the need to deploy IPv6 has become an issue that has received widespread media and public attention, and the level of awareness on IPv4 to IPv6 transition issues has now become mainstream.”

A high-level event such this highlights the potential for business, industry, and governments in this region to show strong leadership in the next stage of global IPv6 adoption and deployment.

During the event, diverse speakers will share critical knowledge and expertise on the business and economic perspectives of IPv6, future applications and services that can evolve and benefit from IPv6, and important IPv6 success stories from the region.

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