By Oluniyi D. Ajao
The Internet Protocol Version Six (IPv6) Council Nigeria is collaborating with the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) to host the 1st web seminar (webinar) on the state of IPv6 deployment in Nigeria on Thursday, April 8, 2021 by 10 am.
A joint press statement endorsed by the two presidents of IPV6 Council Nigeria and ATCON, Muhammed Rudman and Engr. Ike Nnamani in Lagos on Monday disclosed the webinar theme is on “National IPv6 Migration: Challenges and Prospects for the Nigerian/Africa Digital Transformation”.
The webinar is a veritable platform to discuss the strategic role that IPv6 would play in the implementation of the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP) 2020-2025 and its role in actualizing the Digital Economy and ensuring National Security given the impact of IPV6 on IoTs, Smart City and other related technologies like AI, ML, and financial technologies. The effective implementation and associated benefits of 5G is hinged on the deployment of IPv6.
Some of the industry experts that are expected to deliver keynote address and lead discussions at the webinar include the global President, IPv6 Forum and Chair IPv6 EU Working Group; Prof. Latif Ladid Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer(EVC/CEO), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, and Managing Director/CEO, MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke. Panel discussants are made up of industry players representing various segment of the sector.
The urgent need to migrate to IPv6 is long overdue hence both government agencies and industry players that are operating within the space of telecoms and ICT in Nigeria need to come up with policies and programmes that would ensure adequate investment is directed at deployment of IPv6.
ATCON and IPv6 Council Nigeria entered into a strategic collaboration to encourage and push for the adoption of IPv6 in Nigeria.
They also said that the driving force of this collaboration is that the Nigerian ICT sector can no longer continue to take the back seat and miss the prospects and opportunities offered by the global ICT industry.
They therefore invite ICT stakeholders as well as members of the two groups to participate actively in this webinar as its free.
To participate, stakeholders are urged to register via this link: https://bit.ly/3qOzhqx