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The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has taken a significant step forward in promoting the adoption of IPv6 in the country. Sh. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, the Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and Chairman of NIXI, recently unveiled three pivotal initiatives aimed at bolstering the transition to IPv6.
1. IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru)
Recognizing the technical challenges many Indian entities face when migrating to IPv6, NIXI introduced the IP Guru. This expert panel is dedicated to assisting these entities, ensuring a smoother transition. The group will also play a role in identifying and collaborating with agencies that can offer the necessary technical support. Comprising members from both the government and private sectors, the panel is a testament to the collaborative effort to promote IPv6 adoption in India. More Info
2. NIXI Academy
To bridge the knowledge gap in IPv6 and similar technologies, NIXI has established an academy. This platform is designed to educate both technical and non-technical individuals in India, offering training modules that aren’t typically covered in traditional educational institutions. Upon successful completion, candidates can secure a certificate from NIXI, potentially opening doors to new job opportunities in the tech industry. More Info
To keep stakeholders informed about the progress of IPv6 adoption, NIXI developed the NIXI-IP-INDEX portal. This platform showcases the IPv6 adoption rate both in India and globally, providing valuable insights and data. It serves as a motivation for organizations to make the shift and acts as a valuable resource for technical planning and academic research. More Info
NIXI’s proactive approach in pushing for IPv6 adoption underscores the importance of this transition for India’s digital landscape. With these initiatives, the organization aims to ensure that India remains at the forefront of technological advancements, ready to embrace the future of the internet.