New Delhi/Bengaluru: Luxembourg-based global IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) Forum nominated ITI Limited's CMD RM Agarwal to New Internet IPv6 Hall of Fame for 2020. Agarwal has been inducted to this remarkable platform for his exemplary contributions to the proliferation of IPv6 usage among various stakeholders leading to effective deployment of IPv6 in India.
On being inducted into the hall of fame for 2020 at a virtual launch event of the Bharat IPV6 forum, Shri R M Agarwal, said, “I am very delighted and proud for being nominated and selected among the IPv6 experts across the world. I am happy that the contributions made for the IPv4 to IPv6 migration in the country by preparing both version 1 & version 2 of the National IPv6 Deployment Roadmap have been considered for the nomination.
“With 6 billion world population, 100 billion Internet connections expected by 2023, IoT, 5G, Seamless mobility etc., the need for unlimited IP Address space to connect everyone and everything, can only be addressed by IPv6. India was at the bottom of the ladder in IPv6 readiness a decade ago. With the proactive initiatives of DoT and the government of India, we are today in the leading position in the implementation of IPv6. In order to fast forward the Digital India initiative of Prime Minister of India, we as a PSU under DoT are committed to supporting the government measures in the future proliferation of IPv6 among the various stakeholders like government organisations, service providers, content & application providers, equipment manufacturers, cloud service providers, data centres etc.," he further added.
IPv6 Council's Chairman Satya N Gupta in his welcome address lauded the IPv6 groundwork executed by DoT and said that the road-map documents authored by Agarwal will be the guiding ‘Magna Carta’ for IPv6 transition in India. Dr Latif Ladid, Global Chair, New Internet & Founder, IPV6 Forum expressed that good work has been done by the government of India through DoT has led to the present rise of IPv6 in India.
NIXI's CEO Anil Kumar Jain categorically mentioned that the good work started by DoT will be carried forward. He also announced via the virtual platform that free IPv6 training will be provided to interested stakeholders and NIXI will prepare an IPv6 index as a ready reckoner.
The 2020 IPv6 Hall of Fame is a balanced mix of IPv6 Experts, IPv6 Evangelists, IPv6 Large-scale Deployers, IPv6 Trainers and IPv6 Ready Logo Program experts. IPv6 Forum and its members are responsible to promote deployment and coordinated uptake of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with support from all the stakeholders like Government organizations, industry, education, research communities enabling equitable access to technology and knowledge. The names, pictures and bios of the 2020 IPv6 Hall of Famers can be viewed on the web site: http://www.ipv6halloffame.org/.
The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of international Internet service providers (ISPs) and National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), with a mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure new generation internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 summits are organised by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology.
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