Thursday, July 16, 2009

Internet Society: IPv6 is Next Big Step

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, is hosting a conference in Kuala Lumpur this week under the theme "IPv6: The next step". The high-level event seeks to build awareness that the free pool of IPv4 addresses will be depleted within a couple of years and that 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 The INET Asia Regional Conference is on 20 July 2009, at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 09:00 -- 17:50 (UTC+8).

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