NIRA, ATCON, UI Set To Host Workshop On IPv6


The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) and University of Ibadan (UI) in partnership with Africa Network Information Center (AfriNIC), have concluded plans to organize a 4day International Workshop on “Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) and IPv6 Planning and Deployment” in Lagos from August 23 to 26, 2016.

 This is contained in a statement jointly signed by Executive Secretary (ATCON), Ajibola Olude, Director (ITeMS), University of Ibadan (UI), Dr. Seyi Osunade and COO, NiRA, Edith Udeagu and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

The statement reads in parts;

“This is part of AFRINIC annual free extensive training program for over 600 network engineers, with priority given to AFRINIC members”.

“Participation at the workshop is targeted at Network Engineers in the Nigerian ICT ecosystem including the academics. Resource persons for this workshop are international experts coming from outside Nigeria. For more details, visit AFRINIC dedicated training portal at”

The workshop is expected to provide impetus for Nigerian Network operators to migrate from IPV4 to IPV6 with its attendant advantages. Provide qualitative training for those engineers that managed our networks which would help, as we tackle the problem of quality of service in the telecommunication industry. Provide Nigerian Network Engineers with the required knowledge to compete favourably with their counterpart in the global market. Enhance, as well upgrade, the performance of our Network Engineers on network management with the ultimate goal of ensuring the sustainable growth of the Nigerian ICT ecosystem and boost the productivity level of our network engineers the statement concluded.