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The IPv4 run-out – one year on

"We've known for thirty years that we need to move from the old Internet protocol. Finally the cost of sticking with IPv4 is pushing organizations to make the move" (Source: DCD)

IPv6 is finally gaining a foothold – have ISPs seen the light?

"Even though our supply of IPv4 addresses is now depleted and there is huge potential for IPv6 to grow the Internet, ISPs have been reluctant. However, new data from the RIPE NCC, the Internet registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, reveals that 66% of its Local Internet Registries (LIRs) now hold IPv6 number resources." (Source: Digitalisation World)

Can regulation solve businesses' IoT security woes?

"IoT manufacturers are waking up to the fact that they have responsibilities - even if it hurts their bottom line." (Source: Computing)

Interview with Hans Petter Holen, MD of the RIPE NCC

Interview with Hans Petter Holen, who took on the role of Managing Director of the RIPE NCC in May 2020, bringing with him over thirty years of experience working in the Internet industry. (Source: TechRadar)

RIPE NCC Engages AUD Students on How the Internet Functions

During the session, RIPE NCC experts walked AUD students, faculty, and staff through the technical fundamentals that allow the Internet to function and grow, such as standardization, numbering, and naming. The attendees were also introduced to the ecosystem of organizations that coordinate these efforts, their operating models, and how they can get involved. (Source: Albawaba Business.)

RIPE NCC, TRA to build IPv6 capacity in Bahrain

The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC) and the Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently held a training program for telecommunications and ISP staff to instruct them in how to work with IPv6 and deploy it on their networks. The training was part of a TRA initiative aimed at encouraging the development of a roadmap for IPv6 deployment in Bahrain. (Source: Tahawul Tech).

RIPE NCC joins Arab Internet & Telecom Union as observing member

The Reseaux IP Europeens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) has accepted an invitation to join the Arab Internet & Telecom Union as an observing member, which will help the organisation to engage with the major players involved in developing the internet sector in the Arab region. (Source: Telecompaper).

Belarus ripe for IPv6 protocol, expert says

The introduction of the IPv6 protocol was discussed during the Internet Week in Minsk as part of the RIPE NCC / ENOG (Eurasia Network Operators) Regional Meeting. During the meeting Internet experts are expected to share the best practices, discuss the most important matters of the regional and international Internet communities. The meeting in Minsk gathered over 230 specialists from Eastern Europe and Asia. (Source: Belarus News)

Why we need a less fragmented IoT ecosystem

Marco Hogewoning, external relations officer at internet registry organisation RIPE NCC, says it's promising to see such efforts to fight against fragmentation in the IoT industry. But for them to be successful, he'd like to see more manufacturers showing an interest in this cause. (Source: IT Pro Portal)

IPv6 rollout gaining traction but firms must take transition seriously

A lot of people ask whether IPv4 address exhaustion is really an issue. That's a fair question, and the answer is that the continued growth of the Internet is absolutely dependent on IPv6, the successor to IPv4, being deployed on a global scale. (Source: