ATCON, IPV6 Council Nigeria partner to assess IPv6 deployment in Nigeria
The Association of Telecommunications Companies in Nigeria (ATCO) is collaborating with the IPV6 Council Nigeria on a Webinar to jointly assess the deployment of IPV6 in Nigeria.
Ikechukwu Nnamani, ATCON president and Muhammed Rudman, Chairman, IPv6 Council Nigeria, said in a press release on Monday that the Webinar, which is the 1st on the state of IPv6 deployment in Nigeria, is slated to hold on Thursday, April 8, 2021 by 10am.
The theme of the Webinar is “National IPv6 Migration: Challenges and Prospects for the Nigerian/Africa Digital Transformation”.
They described the webinar is a veritable platform to discuss the strategic role that IPv6 would play in the implementation of the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP) 2020-2025 and its role in actualizing the Digital Economy and ensuring National Security.
According the chief hosts, this derives from the impact of IPV6 on IoTs, Smart City and other related technologies like AI, ML, and financial technologies.
The effective implementation and associated benefits of 5G is hinged on the deployment of IPv6, they added.
The organizers said some of the highly revered industry experts that are expected to deliver keynote address and lead discussions at the webinar are as follows; Prof Latif Ladid, President, International IPv6 Forum and Chair IPv6 EU Working Group; Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and Ms Funke Opeke, Managing Director/CEO, MainOne.
Also, panel discussants are made up of industry players representing various segment of the sector.
The statement partly read, “The urgent need to migrate to IPv6 is long overdue hence both government agencies and industry players that are operating within the space of telecoms and ICT in Nigeria need to come up with policies and programmes that would ensure adequate investment is directed at deployment of IPv6.
“ATCON and IPv6 Council Nigeria entered into a strategic collaboration to encourage and push for the adoption of IPv6 in Nigeria.
“The driving force of this collaboration is that the Nigerian ICT sector can no longer continue to take the back seat and miss the prospects and opportunities offered by the global ICT industry.”