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TRA Oman Hosts RIPE NCC IPv6 Workshop / RIPE NCC Members Meet in Oman

Muscat, 28 September 2016: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Oman, in cooperation with RIPE NCC, held a series of IPv6 technical training workshops from 26–28 September 2016 at TRA’s headquarters in Muscat, Oman. Staff from eight private and governmental bodies participated in the workshops.
TRA Oman Hosts RIPE NCC IPv6 Workshop / RIPE NCC Members Meet in Oman

Taking full advantage its time in the country, the RIPE NCC also held a member lunch for its Omani members alongside the training on Sunday 25 September. The meeting was an open format for members to share ideas and information as well as resolve any ongoing technical issues with the RIPE NCC.

In this context, Mr. Mohammed Al-Kindy, executive manager for regulatory and compliance at TRA Oman said: “The implementation of IPv6 is important for our service provider plans that are aimed at expanding and extending their networks in Oman. Due to the significant impact of IPv6, TRA Oman is cooperating closely with the RIPE NCC to support the Omani private and governmental bodies with its expertise and know how to adopt the protocol in all their networks and services in the Sultanate.”

Paul Rendek, Director of External Relations at the RIPE NCC, was also positive about the potential of IPv6 training to empower the local community. “IPv6 is a key issue now that the world is running out of unused IPv4 addresses. This is why our strategic partnerships with organisations such as TRA Oman are so crucial – they will translate into real gains in terms of building the capacity needed for wide-scale IPv6 deployment in Oman. The training course gives technical staff in Oman the opportunity to become experts in IPv6 and supports both local and regional knowledge exchange.”

The core objective of the RIPE NCC’s IPv6 training is to allow participants to recognise the importance of deploying this latest version of the Internet protocol on their networks, build technical capacity, and support the transition to IPv6 in the coming years.

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About the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Numbers) to members in the RIPE NCC service region. The RIPE NCC also provides services for the benefit of the Internet community at large. The RIPE NCC operates from its main office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and from its regional office in Dubai.

About TRA Oman

TRA, the regulatory authority of the Sultanate’s telecommunications & postal policies, is committed to facilitating the growth of the telecom and postal sectors. This commitment is carried out by enabling the availability of state-of-the art technologies via an increasing range of choices and delivery to consumers with reasonable prices. In doing so, TRA balances the interests of various stakeholders based on principles of non-discrimination, transparency and technology neutrality.

For more information, please contact:

Hilal O. Al Siyabi, Media & Events Manager
Telecommunication Regulatory Authority - Oman
E-mail: hilal.siyabi _at_ tra.gov _dot_ om
www.tra.gov.om

Chafic Chaya, Regional Communications Manager
RIPE NCC Dubai office
E-mail: cchaya _at_ ripe _dot_ net
www.ripe.net

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