PH all set for ?World IPv6 Launch Day?

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The Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) ? two agencies under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) ? are taking the lead role in marking the event at the ASTI building in Diliman, Quezon City. The annual IPv6 Day event, which is being celebrated this year as ?World IPv6 Launch?, will have a Community of Practice (CoP) between users, managers, enthusiasts, and experts on IPv6, specifically the members of the Philippine Open IX and representatives from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) sector. According to the ICTO, the event?s main objective is to gather inputs through a round table sharing of experiences, insights, tools or practices and any related issues to IPv6 migration from their respective offices or agencies. The results of the activity, the ICTO said, will be documented and will be shared to the ICT community, specifically to the members of the IPv6 Roadmap Technical Working Group (TWG) for consideration in the drafting of technical policies for IPv6 migration for the government sector and other endeavors. Despite the push from various governments and standards organizations, the adoption of IPv6 has been slow among industry players in the country and around the world. Analyst firm Ovum said this may have to do with ?little engagement or interest from customers? although a number of firms are now starting to realize the importance of addressing the support for IPv6. ]]>

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