The UAE has achieved the first position in the Middle East in the field of switching to IPv6, according to statistics issued by the organization Rip NCC, Akamai Technology Company, and Google, and this achievement comes less than two years after the launch The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is the sixth phase of the Internet Protocol (IPv6) for the first time in the country.

The transition to IPv6 will help ISPs deliver services, and will have a significant positive impact on the implementation of 5G mobile technologies and digital transformation in the country. And the inability of IPv4 to meet the growing demand in light of the rapid growth of the Internet.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), said: “TRA's efforts to implement IPv6 are part of our strategy for the future, especially for the Internet and its applications in the UAE. “There is a growing reliance on the Internet for communication not only between people, but between different devices to serve man.”

"When we launched the first phase of the transition to the sixth edition of the Internet, we aspired to expand the horizons of the Internet in the country, based on the UAE strategy of artificial intelligence launched by the wise leadership as a pillar to achieve the vision of the State 2021, recognizing the extent of dependence on the Internet in the future, and eager to meet the need Growing Internet protocols to serve strategic goals and sustain sustainable development. "

Al Mansouri expressed his gratitude to the Internet service providers in the UAE, Etisalat, du and the RNCC regional office in Dubai for their cooperation with the TRA and their hard work to achieve leadership in the transition to the sixth version of the Internet. The Internet is the backbone of the era of artificial intelligence, the fourth industrial revolution, and big data, and therefore we must take all measures that provide investors, companies and institutions need of Internet protocols, and work to accommodate the exchange of data between millions of devices, and this is what we have achieved through the transformation To the sixth version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6), enabling us to move forward towards a knowledge economy and to achieve sustainable development. "

The UAE Smart Government is preparing plans and adopting future strategies necessary for the implementation of IPv6, including security standards, expansion and meeting the growing demand for communication in the era of data flow and the Internet of Things, in line with the UAE's move towards the intensive application of smart cities, and its implications. So from an extended use of the Internet.

The TRA is working with the country's Internet service providers, Etisalat and du, to formulate the best strategies and policies towards the transition to IPv6 and ensure a better future for the Internet sector in the UAE.

The TRA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rape NCC, aiming to enhance mutual cooperation and exchange of expertise between different sectors for the development of the Internet in order to improve the efficiency of Internet operations in the Middle East.