Event Wrap: Enabling IPv6 in Mobile Networks, Malaysia

By on 28 Oct 2015

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Last week, APNIC participated in the workshop event ‘Enabling IPv6 in Mobile Networks’, organized by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

30 people participated in the workshop including staff from each of Malaysia’s mobile network operators including Altel, Celcom, Digi, Maxis, P1 and U Mobile.

The two-day workshop, held from 21 to 22 October 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of MCMC’s initiatives to assist all Malaysian mobile network operators to adopt IPv6 by early 2016. The agenda included topics such as:

  • IPv4/IPv6 transition phases and system requirements by phases
  • Single stack or dual stack?
  • Internet security BCP
  • Packet core implementation to support IPv6 services
  • IPv6 compliance audit for mobile broadband services

The two-day workshop was held 21-22 October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In addition, guest speakers Geir Egeland (Telenor Norway) and Chern Yuh Shyang (Maxis) shared their organizations IPv6 deployment stories; Fraud Khan (12 Labs) presented on best current practices for Internet security; and Adil Hidayat B. Rosli (my6) presented on MCMC’s plan to audit mobile operators’ IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity in early 2016.

APNIC activities included:

  • Miwa Fujii, APNIC’s Senior Technology Adviser, presented an update on global IPv6 deployment status following the opening remarks from MCMC’s Licensing and Assignment Division.
  • Miwa participated the final panel session to wrap up the two day workshop. The panel session covered topics such as:
    • Experiences from operators
    • Importance of collaboration among operators
    • Importance of establishing a practical strategy for user equipment

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