IPv6 Council Nigeria founded
THE IPv6 Forum has welcomed the formation of a new IPv6 initiative with the establishment of the IPv6 Council Nigeria, formed November 14, 2014 under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer, Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) and a Board member of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Muhammed Rudman as its Chair and Chris Uwaje, Chair: Mobile Software Solutions Ltd and 2014 WSA African Content Awardee as its vice-chair.
Rudman said the Nigeria IPv6 Council will be winning key stakeholders from government, industry and academia to design the IPv6 roadmap and vision together for Nigeria to embrace the New Internet world based on IPv6.
“The Nigeria IPv6 Council will drive the right messages to the prime stakeholders to enable IPv6 in their networks to empower the developers and the users to be at per with the rest of the world” he stated.
The prime objective of the Nigeria IPv6 Council and its members is to promote deployment and coordinated uptake of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with support from industry, education, research communities and government agencies enabling equitable access to technology and knowledge.
Commenting, IPv6 Forum President, Latif Ladid said, “the Nigeria IPv6 Council has been created to extend to the Nigerian Internet community a strong voice and representation in the new Internet world to create momentum in deploying IPv6.”
The Internet World has been using the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) for the last two decades. Despite its tremendous success, IPv4 is showing signs of strain especially in its fast depleting IP address space and its growing security concerns. IPv6 preserves everything good in today’s Internet, and adds much more, such as virtually unlimited IP address space to connect everyone and everything, stateless auto-configuration, seamless mobility, automated network management, end to end security and new optional service levels.