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TRA has encouraged the transition to IPv6 in many ways such as:

1. Monitoring the operators progress in their transitional plan to IPv6.

2. By attending meeting regarding IPv6 which helps in increasing the knowledge of IPv6 in Oman .

3. The Type Approval Department at TRA encouraged the private sectors ( Dealers of telecom equipment) to consider the transition to IPv6 by type approving equipments that is compatible with IPv6.


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Is IPv6 making sense?

first IPv6 test-bed in an educational institute in the Sultanate of Oman

22.5.2012


Design and Implementation of an IPv6 test-bed at Sultan Qaboos University

 

The specifications of the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) was standardized a decade agoby the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to overcome the shortage of IPv4 addresses. However, the new protocol encountered slow worldwide deployment. A group of senior students majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Sultan Qaboos University were motivated by the lack of worldwide IPv6 network deployment and embraced the task of designing and implementing the first IPv6 test-bed in an educational institute in the Sultanate of Oman.

Ahmed Al Ajmi, Jalal Al Busaidi and Abduljaleel Al Hamami undertook the task of designing an IPv6 test-bed as part of their final year project. They explored four different network configurations to test IPv6 connectivity and to compare the performance of IPv6 and IPv4 networks. Under the supervision of Dr. Ali Al Shidhani, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the project team managed to successfully have all four configurations up and running. The test-bed aimed at exploring IPv6 implementation in wired and wireless environments as well as Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) setups. The team configured routers in the test-bed to establish a tunnel (6to4 tunnel) to Omantel’s IPv6 test-bed router. Through this established tunnel, the team was able to reach remote IPv6 websites such as Google IPv6 website (ipv6.google.com). Through series of tests and experiments, it was found that the performances of IPv4 and IPv6 networks are very comparable.

The establishment of islands ofIPv6 test-beds is a necessary step towards IPv6 migration. The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) is encouraging IPv6 migration and considers the move towards the new protocol a national strategy that must be attained to ensure Internet stability, business continuity, and future growth.

 
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