THERE are palpable fears about the commitment of
According to the
The IPv6 is the latest version of the IP. It is the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet.
Indeed, at a workshop organized by the
At the workshop, which was held in
Ajayi, an engineer said ATCON collaborated with AFRINIC to organize this workshop to give the Nigerian telecom network engineers the empowerment required to upgrade their network from IPV4 to IPV6.
Speaking on behalf of AFRINIC, Mukom Akong Tamon said the body is leading the effort to create awareness, promote and support IPv6 deployment throughout
Akong Tamon, who fears the readiness of
He explained that IP is a system that assigns numbers to every Internet device, stressing that IPv4 has a capacity to assign 4.3 billion addresses only, while IPv6 could accommodate trillions of such addresses.
He urged African countries to promptly move to IPv6 so they do not find themselves on a one-legged technological horse in the near future.
He explained that AFRINIC is the regional Internet registry (RIR) in charge of the distribution of Internet number resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASNs) in the African region, adding that IP addresses are critical Internet resources that allow devices to connect to the web.
Ajayi, who urged
Already, experts including, a former minister of Communications,
Ige said since IPv4 is not directly compatible with IPv6, meaning that a device connected via IPv4 cannot directly communicate with a device connected using IPv6; Nigerian must strive to join the rest of the world in adopting IPv6.
He said that deploying IPV6 on a global scale is vital to the Internet industry but requires a proactive step on the part of industry players because technology must be upgraded, staff trained, new business plans developed.
"From all indications, it's clear that
"The commissioning of the Nigeria Internet Exchange had been a step in the right direction. We are now able to make intra-
To the Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mrs.
She noted that the need to migrate to IPv6 could not be over emphasised because of the growing number of smart devices in the country. She said Internet users, mostly in
In one of his presentations on the migration, the Chairman of
According to him, for the implementation of IPv6, "operators are ready but for some peculiar challenges such as multiple taxation, insecurity of their equipment, high cost of operation in
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