Plans for setting up IPV6
The UAE is heading towards applying the concept of smart cities and the Internet of Things. Accordingly, the UAE mGovernment is setting plans and future strategies to adopt the internet protocol 6.0 (IPV6). This version is expected to make a big change in the digital world with its high security and capacity features that will meet the increasing growth of the internet usage and IP addresses.
As the IPV6 is seen as a major solution for the challenges resulting from Internet Protocol 4.0, this new protocol will keep the UAE ahead of the latest technologies in the race towards mobile transformation.
TRA’s effort to implement IPV6
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority organised workshops in collaboration with government and private entities concerned on the special technicalities of working with IPV6.
In addition, TRA is collaborating with both Etisalat and du, the internet service providers in the UAE, to develop the telecommunications sector and spread the usage of IPV6 on their networks in the country, which have a prominent impact on the economic and social growth.
TRA, represented by the .ae Domain Administration Department established the UAE top-level domain infrastructure to comply with the IPv6. The .ae and the Arabic top-level domain (.Emarat) registry system are currently capable of assigning IPv6 Domain Name System delegation to their customers who wish to serve their websites through the IPv6 cloud.
Updated on 03 Aug 2017