The Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) Dialogue session organized here today by Persatuan IPV6 Malaysia and Adasta Network Sdn Bhd with the theme- “Hastening the pace of embracing IPv6,” received thumbs up from about 200 participants for the opportunity to hear from prominent local and international speakers.
The IPv6 discussion attracted key stakeholders from the HR and IT sectors who were given an insight into the practical steps of the last mile to embrace the New Internet World based on IPv6.
The event was officiated by Dato Dr Mohd Ali bin Mohamad Nor, Secretary General of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia. In his speech, Dato Dr Mohd Ali congratulated Adasta Network Sdn Bhd for their recent feat in winning a Special Award from the Global IPV6 Forum and for their unstinting efforts in the implementation and progress of IPV6 Malaysia.
“I am informed that tomorrow, 26th July, there will be a graduation ceremony of the Network Engineers and IPV6 Security personnel. Congratulations to those who have completed the course and successfully commissioned by the Global IPV6 Forum,” said Dato Dr Mohd Ali.
Panel of speakers from left: Prof. Dr. Sureswaran Ramadas – Emeritus Chair of Global IPv6 Forum Malaysia, Dr. Latif Ladid – Founder & President of Global IPv6 Forum, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Omar Amer Abuaddalla – Head of Training of IPv6 Forum and En. Kamal Hisham Kamaruddin – Head of Operation of Malaysia Research and Education Network (MYREN).
Meanwhile, the IPv6 discussions worked in spreading the right messages to the Malaysian stakeholders and to define its own national step-by-step transition plan to IPv6 .
Prominent Speakers, namely Dr Latif who is the Founder and President of The Global IPVe Forum and Professor Emeritus Sureswaran Ramadas, Emeritus Chair of The Global IPV6 For Education were present to give their views and updates during the dialogue a major boost.
The discussion featured a gathering of local HR and IT Heads as well as academicians and students with the speakers, discussing and exchanging knowledge and ideas on the competitive advantage of being early adopters of IPV6.
“There is nothing more encouraging for us as Speakers than seeing people bravely asking difficult questions and openly sharing a variety of perspectives. I think this eventually spoke of the quality of the exchange between us and the audience, as well a interests towards social issues on IPV6 in Malaysia,” noted Dr Latif Ladid.
Meanwhile, Professor Emeritus Sureswaran Ramadas said the dialogue session was a very valuable reference in understanding local and global Internet industry trends and usage patterns, the web’s impact on traditional politics, economy, society and culture, and future directions of related policies
“With IPV6 embracement, Malaysia can be propelled into a top-5 nation globally or in the Asia Pacific region, hence competing internationally using ICT through increased productivity and sustainability,” added Sureswaran.
The main goal of this dialogue session was to promote IPv6 adoption through a wide range of actions encouraging public administration, users and industrial stakeholders to take decisive steps to accelerate the implementation of IPv6, so as to ensure Malaysia’s readiness to face the expected depletion of IPv4 addresses. In addition to this main goal, the prompt and efficient adoption of IPv6 offers Malaysia significant opportunities to boost innovation and develop a leading role in advancing the Internet. The organizers were confident that the dialogue session provided all participants with a right frame of mind and directionto put to use IPV6 in making a truly ubiquitous society a reality and in further developing the Internet.
“We’re very pleased to see the growing momentum forlPv6 adoption in Malaysia as a result of these discussions today. Common availability of IPv6 connectivity is first andforemost in IPv6 adoption; in addition, the Internet community must consider education and training of IT managers, as well as network security during the transition,” said Ms. Bhaawani of Adasta Network Sdn Bhd.
The Internet World has been using the Internet for decades. Despite its tremendous success, IPv4 is showing signs of strain especially in its fast depleting IP address space and its growing security concerns. IPv6 will definitely preserves today’s Internet, and adds much more, such as virtually unlimited IP address to connect everyone and everything, and Malaysia will most definitely be one of the pioneering country that will transition from IPv4 to IPv6 where cyberspace is concerned.