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IPv6 and the Telecoms Industry

IPv4 is running out and the problems that this causes get more acute every day. How bad is it? ARIN, the regional internet registry covering North America, recently exhausted its supply completely, meaning that companies in the region can now only attain addresses through trading. (Source: Capacity Media).

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).

PS4 and Xbox One Pose Major Problems for Internet Providers

As Sony's Playstation 4 launched midnight today in the UK, there are some potential pitfalls that mean consumers might not get the most out of their systems unless they carefully consider their home network. (Source: Forbes)

Failing to Upgrade to IPv6 Will Destroy Future Internet and Smartphone Innovation (IT Pro Portal)

If you're a business or a consumer buying an Internet connected device, be sure to ask if it is IPv6-ready. By not deploying IPv6 now, we risk hindering future innovation by limiting the number of devices that can be connected to the Internet, and the Internet of things, which we have great expectations for, will never become a reality. (Source: IT Pro Portal)