TRAI Outlines IPv6 Migration
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued its draft of recommendations on “Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 in India” to solicit the comments of stakeholders before finalizing them for forwarding to the Government.
This latest development is an effort to push forth the IPv6 deployments across the country to better the address space issues and improve QoS.
Some of the recommendations made in the draft include amending the definition of IP address mentioned in ISP license to enable 128 bits to be used as needed for IPv6 based addressing in place of the present 32 bits, enlargement of the existing IPv6 test bed of ERNET to make it countrywide and accessible to all interested parties and upgradation of NIXI as a national test bed for IPv6 and interconnection among its various nodes to provide access to all ISPs.
TRAI has also recommended that more seminars and workshops should be conducted through the government agencies to shed light on IPv6 and its benefits to the service providers and the end user community.
It has also suggested that the usage of IPv6 in the platforms and applications pertaining to e-governance be mandated, and that the Government also ensures IPv6 compatibility in its own procurement of IT systems and networks.
The detailed draft recommendations are available on TRAI’s website. Stakeholders may provide their comments on these recommendations by 30th December 2005.
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