MeitY Inaugurates Three Initiatives to Promote IPv6 Adoption in India

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MeitY has inaugurated three path breaking initiatives to play a supporting role for the IPv6 awareness and adoption in India.

Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS, Secretary Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) & Chairman NIXI inaugurated three path breaking initiatives for National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). With this launch, NIXI has announced to play a supporting role for the IPv6 awareness and adoption in the country along with DOT and MeitY.

The details of the three new initiatives are as below:

  1. IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru) ( IP Guru is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities who are finding it technically challenging to migrate and adopt IPv6. In addition to this the IPv6 expert group will help in identifying & hiring agency that will help end customer by providing necessary technical support to adopt IPv6. This panel will guide all such Indian entities and help in increasing the IPv6 adoption. It’s a joint effort of DOT, MeitY and community to promote IPv6. The expert panel group comprises members from government and private organizations.

  2. NIXI Academy ( NIXI Academy is created to educate technical/non-technical people in  India to learn and relearn technologies like IPv6 which are normally not taught in Educational Institutes. The easy-to-use platform helps network operators and educators understand networking best practices, principles and techniques; manage Internet resources better; and use appropriate Internet technologies more effectively. NIXI academy comprises an IPv6 training portal which is developed  with the help of various technical experts in order to provide mass training  to the community. Through this academy our Internet community will be able to learn from various technical modules. Successful candidates (after passing examination) can take a certificate from NIXI, which will be useful to find/upgrade jobs in the Industry.

  3. NIXI-IP-INDEX ( NIXI has developed an IPv6 index portal for the Internet community. NIXI-IP-INDEX portal will showcase the IPv6 adoption rate in India and across the world. It can be used to compare IPv6 Indian adoption rate with other economies in the world. NIXI will populate this portal with web adoption in IPv6, IPv6 traffic etc. in coming days. This portal will motivate organizations to adopt IPv6, provide inputs for planning by technical organizations and research by academicians.

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