The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has recently conducted an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) taskforce meeting with stakeholders and Rseaux IP Europens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), at the CRA headquarters, as part of its efforts to lead in IPv6 adoption, which is the most recent version of Internet Protocol (IP).

The aim of IPv6 Stakeholders Taskforce is to ensure Qatar’s leadership in the adoption of the latest international standards and the sustainability of development of IP Internet Domain in the country. Furthermore, these efforts are in line with Qatar Vision 2030 of developing the socio-economic scene to meet the growing needs of IP address related to Qatar 2022 World Cup and developing smart cities within the country.

“The transition from IPv4 to IPv6 enables higher Internet security and contributes to the continuity of a robust connectivity across Qatar and in meeting smart and advanced next generation technologies for a smart living and smart cities, such as Internet of things, e-Commerce and big data. This transition requires considerable planning, cooperation and coordination between all the related entities. CRA thanks all stakeholders for their support and cooperation,” CRA Manager of the Technical Affairs Department, Abdulla Jassmi, said.

Source: Government of Qatar