The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) and the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Oman recently joined forces to host a three-day training workshop as part of their collaboration on capacity development.
Held recently in Oman’s capital city, the event was organised to build the capacities of local stakeholders and assist them in the development of the Internet in the country. Local Internet Registries (LIRs), the RIPE Database, and the fundamentals of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) were the three main training courses.
On the second day, the purpose and objectives of the RIPE Database were expounded where participants were taught about the functions, scope, and importance of the RIPE Database. They learned how it works and how to update it. They also took part in various exercises and demonstrations that allowed them to practice their newly learned skills.
The last and final day saw the participants tackling the basics of IPv6. This training course elaborated on the imminent IPv4 run-out, the necessity to switch to IPv6, and how to prepare for the deployment of IPv6. Oman is the third country in the region to have started the implementation of IPv6 following Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates.
Eng. Mohammed Al-Kindy, Vice president, TRA Oman, said: “Hosting the three-day workshop at our training centre was critical to expanding Internet connectivity in the country. Efforts toward this direction have been in full swing in Oman and we seek to fast-track our initiatives further. Capacity building is essential to our mission, making the training sessions even more imperative. We are happy with the results of the programmes and we look forward to holding similar initiatives in the future for continuous skills enhancement. We would like to thank the RIPE NCC for its commitment, assistance, and support.”
Chafic Chaya, Regional Communications Manager at the RIPE NCC, concluded: “At RIPE NCC, it is our privilege to partner with TRA Oman and jointly organise such training activities. We would like to extend our appreciation to them for helping make the sessions possible. The success of these activities in Oman shows that Oman’s Telecom and Internet sector is fully committed to furthering their engagement in the nation’s transition to IPv6”.
The RIPE NCC continues to develop training programmes and other initiatives to provide technical expertise related to the Internet’s infrastructure, and to raise awareness about major challenges in the virtual world such as IPv6 deployment, security, peering, and Internet governance issues.
About RIPE NCC
The RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR), providing Internet number resources (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Numbers) and related services to its members. The RIPE NCC also provides services for the benefit of the Internet community at large such as training, as well as the development of analytical tools to carry out Internet measurements. The RIPE NCC operates from its main office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and from its regional office in Dubai. www.ripe.net
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is the implementing authority of the Sultanate of Oman’s telecommunications policies. It was established in 2002 to liberalise and promote the telecommunications services in the Sultanate under the Telecommunications Act which was issued under the Royal Decree No. 30/2002. www.tra.gov.om
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