APNIC visited Islamabad, Pakistan to provide a three-day IPv6 workshop from 25 to 27 August 2014. The workshop was organized and supported by the NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (NUST-SEECS) and the Islamabad Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC PK IBD).
With the increasing growth of Internet penetration and users in Pakistan, along with more favourable government policies regarding ICT, the demand for network infrastructure training in Pakistan is growing. We are seeing more network providers planning for this growth in a sustainable way and who are keen to learn how to manage their IP resources more efficiently. In particular, they are interested in learning about IPv6 deployment, so this workshop was a timely and cost-effective way for them to gain the hands-on and practical experience they need.
Working with APNIC training consultant, Ram Krishna Pariyar from Nepal, we provided training to 26 participants from local ISPs, enterprises and academia on how to deploy IPv6 in their core networks.
The workshop was well received with the participants commenting on the friendly atmosphere, the quality of the content, and the practical information provided. As much as possible, we customize our content to suit the needs of the training recipients.
While we were in Islamabad, we also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ISOC PK IBD to work together on promoting Internet development and capacity-building activities in Pakistan.
We are keen to visit Pakistan again to provide more training and look forward to returning there soon.
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