June 6, 2018

Discussion on Transition to IPV6 in Nepal: An Event to mark World IPV6 Launch Day

Kathmandu 6 June 2018, Internet Society Nepal organized a discussion program on 6 June 2018 in Kathmandu to mark 7th World IPV6 Launch Day. 6th June marks the World IPV6 Launch Day, in remembrance of the IPV6 launch held in 6 June 2012 and to raise awareness about IPV6 for its deployment. The status of IPV6 deplopyment in Nepal is negligible, whereas it has been increasing around the world, with over 9 million domain names and 23% of all networks advertising IPv6 connectivity; and the Global IPv6 traffic has grown more than 5000% since World IPv6 Launch began on 6 June 2012, with some networks now reporting 80 or 90% deployment of IPv6.

In this context, ISOC Nepal organized the discussion “Transition to IPV6 in Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges” to promote awareness about the IPV6 as well as to explore the current status of deployement, potential opportunities for both the ICT Sector and the technical human resouces engaged in this sector and prevalaing challenges. The program was organized at the Nepal College of Information Technology (NCIT), and participated by the faculties and sudents pursuing their career in the field of network. Presentation was made on IPV6 relevancy, scenario of IPV6 launch in global and national level, practicality of IPV6 etc. Further, participants also discussed the reasons Nepal needs to transit to IPV6 from IPV4 and the opportunities and challenges in deployment of IPV6.