The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) in collaboration with the Internet Society – Philippine Chapter (ISOC-PH) and the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), will host the “2011 Philippine IPV6 Conference and Training” from January 24 to 27 at the Makati Shangrila Hotel Manila.
The objective of this four–day event is to serve as a multi-sector campaign to promote the “Next Generation” internet protocol otherwise known as the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6), designed to replace the current Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPV4). The event also aims to provide a venue to promote the adoption and deployment of the new Internet protocol and will convene the Philippine Internet Community for its advocacy. It also coincides with the government’s effort in promoting the deployment and use of IPV6 through Executive Order 839.
An IPv6 Awareness Conference will be held on the first day which will be opened by the Internet Society – Philippine Chapter President Mau Bello. Guest speakers of the said conference include; Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) Chairman Atty. Ivan John E. Uy, Department of Science and Technology- Advanced Science and Technology Institiute Director, Engr. Denis F. Villorente, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre’s (APNIC’s) Senior IPv6 Program Specialist Miwa Fujii, Vice-President of Internet Society Pakistan chapter Asif Kabani, Internet Society Program Manager for Standards and Technology Matthew Ford, IPv6 Forum President Latif Ladid, IP Networks Manager of Eastern Communications, Ramon Cerezo, and Chairman and CTO of Infoweapons—Lawrence Hughes. A three-day IPV6 workshop is also scheduled from January 25 to 27, 2011 which will be done in partnership with APNIC through its Training Officer Jeffrey Tosco.
An Internet protocol (IP) is a method by which a data is transferred from one host to another through the means of Internet. Each host, or computer is designated with a particular IP address that is unique from all other host on the Internet. For the past few decades, the Internet has used Internet Protocol version 4 (IPV4) but IPV4 has been showing signs of strains especially on its limited address space and its fast depletion. To address such concern, the Internet Protocol version 6 is created which will have the same function with that of the IPv4 only with larger addresses in a way that it becomes unlimited for everyone, with flexible header format, improved options, support for resource allocations, and provisions for protocol extension. IPv6 preserves everything that is good about today’s Internet and adds more features such as stateless auto-configuration, seamless mobility, automated network management, mandated security, and new optional service levels.