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The RIPE NCC and TRA Oman Host Capacity-building Workshop in Oman

From 2-4 March 2020, we joined forces with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Oman to host a three-day training workshop as part of our collaboration on capacity development.

The workshop was held in Muscat, Oman to build the capacities of local stakeholders and assist them in the development of the Internet in the country. Local Internet Registries (LIRs), the RIPE Database, and the fundamentals of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) were the three main topics during the workshop.

On the first day, participants learned about the administrative procedures and policies related to managing Internet number resources and operating an LIR. This also included a basic introduction to the RIPE Database. On the second day, the purpose and objectives of the RIPE Database were expounded where participants were taught about the functions, scope, and importance of the RIPE Database. They learned how it works and how to update it. They also took part in various exercises and demonstrations that allowed them to practice their newly learned skills.
On the last and final day, participants tackled the basics of IPv6 which included the imminent IPv4 run-out, the necessity to switch to IPv6, and how to prepare for the deployment of IPv6.

Oman is the third country in the region to have started the implementation of IPv6 following Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Eng. Mohammed Al-Kindy, Vice president, TRA Oman, said: “Hosting the three-day workshop at our training centre was critical to expanding Internet connectivity in the country. Efforts toward this direction have been in full swing in Oman and we seek to fast-track our initiatives further. Capacity building is essential to our mission, making the training sessions even more imperative. We are happy with the results of the programmes and we look forward to holding similar initiatives in the future for continuous skills enhancement. We would like to thank the RIPE NCC for its commitment, assistance, and support.”

Chafic Chaya, Regional Communications Manager at the RIPE NCC, concluded: “At RIPE NCC, it is our privilege to partner with TRA Oman and jointly organise such training activities. We would like to extend our appreciation to them for helping make the sessions possible. The success of these activities in Oman shows that Oman’s Telecom and the Internet sector is fully committed to furthering their engagement in the nation’s transition to IPv6”.

We continue to develop training programmes and other initiatives to provide technical expertise related to the Internet’s infrastructure, and to raise awareness about major challenges in the virtual world such as IPv6 deployment, security, peering, and Internet governance issues.

You can also view this press release in Arabic.

For more information about the workshop, please contact:

Chafic Chaya
Regional Communications Manager
Middle East Region
RIPE NCC - Dubai office
Tel: +971 4 364 94 59
Mobile: +971 55 27 07 007
Email: cchaya _at_ ripe _dot_ net

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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