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 ITU and NRO joint Workshop “Adopting ipv6 – What you need to know”
 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 17 November 2009 Contact: 
The imminent exhaustion of unused IPv4 address space and global adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) are central to current discussions of Internet growth and sustainability. With most estimates predicting IPv4 addresses running out within the next two years, adoption of IPv6 has been slower than initial expectations, which may have consequences for business, government and End Users around the world.

This workshop will look at the implications of IPv4 exhaustion and the challenges of IPv6 deployment. The speakers will include a mix of experts from governments, RIRs, academia and intergovernmental organizations, and the content will include practical case studies from both the developed and developing world, discussion of lessons learnt and a look at some of the myths and misconceptions that have permeated many discussions of IPv6. The workshop will also look at the leadership roles that government and the wider business community can play to ensure industry readiness for IPv6, and ways to promote IPv6 from a public policy viewpoint, with an aim to fostering greater international understanding and cooperation.
Raising Awareness and Capacity Building
  • What benefits does IPv6 adoption offer business and End Users today?
  • What impact will the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses have, especially for developing countries?
  • What supporting activities are underway to encourage IPv6 adoption (such as awareness raising, capacity building), especially with regard to developing economies?
  • What role can governments and industry play in promoting the adoption of IPv6?
How can the public policy/public sector help promote ipv6?
  • What are the real barriers to faster adoption of IPv6? Are they technical or economic?
  • What type and level of international cooperation is needed?
  • Could changes in current IP address allocation policies mitigate the scarcity of IPv4 addresses or favor the adoption of IPv6?
  • How could public policy/sector help? What are the appropriate roles of various entities, both national and international?
This workshop is aimed at government representatives, regulators and others involved with Internet policy work. Participants do not need to have a technical background. With a more complete understanding of the concepts examined in this workshop, participants will be better equipped to fully engage in Internet governance discussions.

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 Related Information Related Topics, Study Groups, Organizations
General Information   Other ITU Workshop on IPv6
  • Regional Internet Registries
    • AfriNIC for Africa
    • APNIC for Asia and the Pacific region
    • ARIN for North America
    • LACNIC for South America and the Carribean
    • RIPE NCC for Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East


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