The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain (TRA) organized an IPV6 training workshop in cooperation with RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to its members in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.. A total of 30  private and governmental bodies in the sector participated in the workshop.

In this context, Eng. Mohammed Abdulla Alnoaimi, TRA’s Director of Technical and Operations said, “ The implementation of IPv6 will contribute positively in accelerating the progress of our future plans that are aimed at expanding and extending our networks and interconnected services for the public and private sector in the kingdom of Bahrain. Due to the significant impact of this version, TRA is keen to communicate and cooperate with private and governmental bodies to adopt IPV6 in all their networks and services”.

Eng. Alnoaimi added “The core objective of the IPV6 training is to allow the participants to recognize the importance of adopting this latest internet protocol in their networks, build technical capacities to accommodate the applications and services, and ensure the transition to the latest version within the coming years. Upgrading to IPV6 is one of the initiatives launched by TRA with the aim of facilitating services provided by the government and empowering the kingdom of Bahrain to lead the region within the ICT sector”.

“We are enthusiastic about empowering the local community, which comes within our strategic partnership with the TRA Bahrain. This can translate into positive gains in terms of capacity and talent building. The training course provides the kingdom technical people with a unique opportunity to become experts in IPv6 and support real knowledge exchange for IPv6 deployment in Bahrain and the Middle East region,” said Paul Rendek, Director of External Relations at the RIPE NCC.

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Since its establishment in 2002, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain has been working with government, consumers, operators and investors to develop the country into the region’s most modern communications hub and to facilitate the growth of the market. As an exemplary Regulator for the region, TRA Bahrain independently carries out its duties in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner. More information about TRA can be viewed at www.tra.org.bh.

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