The RIPE NCC and TRA Oman host capacity-building workshop in Muscat, Oman The workshop was part of the country’s capacity development
08, 2020 - The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination
Centre (RIPE NCC) and the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Oman recently
joined forces to host a three-day training workshop as part of their
collaboration on capacity development.
in Oman’s capital city from March 2-4, 2020, the event was organised to build
the capacities of local stakeholders and assist them in the development of the Internet
in the country. Local Internet Registries (LIRs), the RIPE Database, and the
fundamentals of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) were the three main training
the LIR training on the first day, the attendees learned about the
administrative procedures and policies related to managing Internet number resources
and operating an LIR. The course also included a basic introduction to the RIPE
the second day, the purpose and objectives of the RIPE Database were expounded where
participants were taught about the functions, scope, and importance of the RIPE
Database. They learned how it works and how to update it. They also took part
in various exercises and demonstrations that allowed them to practice their
newly learned skills.
last and final day saw the participants tackling the basics of IPv6. This training
course elaborated on the imminent IPv4 run-out, the necessity to switch to IPv6,
and how to prepare for the deployment of IPv6. Oman is the third country in the
region to have started the implementation of IPv6 following Saudi Arabia,
United Arab Emirates.
Mohammed Al Kindy VP , TRA, said: “Hosting the three-day workshop at our
training centre was critical to expanding Internet connectivity in the country.
Efforts toward this direction have been in full swing in Oman and we seek to
fast-track our initiatives further. Capacity building is essential to our
mission, making the training sessions even more imperative. We are happy with
the results of the programmes and we look forward to holding similar
initiatives in the future for continuous skills enhancement. We would like to
thank the RIPE NCC for its commitment, assistance, and support.”
Chaya, Regional Communications Manager at the RIPE NCC, concluded: “At RIPE
NCC, it is our privilege to partner with TRA Oman and jointly organise such training
activities. We would like to extend our appreciation to them for helping make
the sessions possible. The success of these activities in Oman shows that Oman’s
Telecom and Internet sector is fully committed to furthering their engagement
in the nation’s transition to IPv6”.
RIPE NCC continues to develop training programmes and other initiatives to
provide technical expertise related to the Internet’s infrastructure, and to
raise awareness about major challenges in the virtual world such as IPv6
deployment, security, peering, and Internet governance issues.