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The RIPE NCC, in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain (TRA), organized an IPv6 technical training from 25 until 28 January in Manama, Bahrain. A total of 30 private and governmental bodies participated in the workshop. The visit to Bahrain was initiated by organizing a lunch for members in Bahrain to meet with RIPE NCC staff on 24 January.

In this context, Engineer Mohammed Abdulla Alnoaimi, technical and operations director at Bahrain TRA said: ""The implementation of IPv6 will contribute positively in accelerating the progress of our future plans that are aimed at expanding and extending our networks and interconnected services for the public and private sector in the kingdom of Bahrain. Due to the significant impact of this version, TRA is keen to communicate and cooperate with private and governmental bodies to adopt IPV6 in all their networks and services.""

""We are enthusiastic about empowering the local community, which comes within our strategic partnership with the TRA Bahrain. This can translate into positive gains in terms of capacity and talent building. The training course provides technical people in the Kingdom with a unique opportunity to become experts in IPv6 and support real knowledge exchange for IPv6 deployment in Bahrain and the Middle East region,"" said Paul Rendek, director of external relations at the RIPE NCC.

The core objective of the IPv6 training is to allow the participants to recognize the importance of adopting this latest internet protocol in their networks, build technical capacities to accommodate the applications and services, and ensure the transition to the latest version within the coming years.

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