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Almost Time for a New Internet

Less than 65,000 IPv4 addresses remain available for internet exchanges to establish and continue operating in the region says the region's local internet registry. (Source: Bloomberg Businessweek).

Yerevan Hosts RIPE NCC Regional Conference for First Time

Armenian Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan, greeting participants on behalf of the government, expressed hope that the conference will be not the last event of this kind. “Let's hope that the conference will make a certain contribution not only to development of Internet infrastructure, enhancement of its security, establishment of ties, but also to development of Internet society as a whole,” he said. (Source: Arka Telecom).

What are the consequences of the great IP address sell-off?

A second-hand market for IPv4 addresses is having some odd ramifications (Source: TechRadar).

Firms urged to begin IPv6 switchover as IPv4 address stock dwindles

Businesses and individuals are being urged to start embracing the IPv6 address space as the number of IPv4 addresses nears exhaustion. (Source:

North America has run out of IPv4 Addresses

Yesterday North America finally ran out of IPv4 addresses. This spells trouble for the growth of the internet and it’s a huge challenge for the next billion devices (IoT gadgets, connected cars etc.), which will struggle to become a reality unless IPv6 is widely adopted soon. (Source: IT Pro Portal).

North America has now run out of IPv4 Internet addresses

North America has now run out of IPv4 Internet addresses as the ageing protocol becomes over-burdened and insufficient to power the ever-growing web. New devices now have to use the newer IPv6 as no more IPv4 addresses can be assigned. (Source: Digital Journal).

UAE TRA Centre of Digital Innovation organises "Train the Trainer" initiative in cooperation with RIPE NCC

The Train the Trainer initiative is designed to train and build a diverse pool of highly skilled Arab trainers capable of delivering the IPv6 Roadshow workshops in that region. (Source: WAM Emirates News Agency).

Will wearable technology have a place in the office?

It's easy to see how the internet has changed our global society and transformed the business world. It's an essential tool for most organisations and the web functions it supports are critical – can you even imagine trying to do your job without email? (Source: TechRadar Pro).

What would happen to the economy without the Internet?

In this day and age, it would be extremely difficult to argue that the global economy could continue in the same way without the internet. The ability to transfer data immediately across vast distances has completely changed the world of commerce and society at large. (Source: TechRadar Pro).

Networks Related topics Cisco, ipv6, Iot, Bt DeSENSORtised: Why the 'Internet of Things' will FAIL without IPv6

What's stopping a tinyputer invasion? An IP address shortage, says Cisco. (Source: The Register).