Muscat, The Telecommunications Regulatory
Authority (TRA) in collaboration with Information Technology Authority
(ITA) organized today a panel discussion that was attended by 17
institutions from the private sector to discuss IPv6 National Migration
The issue of replacing IPv4 addresses has become increasingly
essential, as these addresses are almost exhausted in view of the
global migration to IPv6.
The panel discussion highlights TRA circular No. 1/2018 that has
emphasized the importance of executing the IPv6 National Migration
Plan by all the government and private entities by December 2020 to
ensure the continued growth and stability of the internet network.
Technologies like 4G and its associated applications such as Smart
Cities and the Internet of Things require the allocation of internet
addresses at a higher pace more than ever before. TRA has
announced earlier that since last June it has ceased to approve any
telecommunication devices that are not supported by IPv6.
It is noteworthy that this plan aims at furthering the adoption of
IPv6 in Oman by more government and private entities and overcome
the challenges facing the implementation of the plan on the national
level including the allocation of addresses, the migration process,
equipment and capacity building to keep abreast of the new edition.
Source: Oman News Agency