Without technology there is no future: Lalthara
Chief Secretary Lalthara IAS lighting the lamp during the inauguration of workshop on IPv6 awareness programme at NIELIT, Meriema on August 8. (DIPR Photo)
The State’s department of information technology and communication today conducted a workshop on (Internet Protocol version 6) IPv6 at NIELIT, Meriema with chief secretary Lalthara as the chief guest.
Addressing the workshop, Lalthara said that life has made a dramatic change in the last 2 to 3 decades with the explosive growth and the rapid increase in demand for Internet-enabled devices.
He said the growth in IT and use of internet connectivity in government and in all sectors are making work more convenient and lesser congestion in the system.
Nevertheless, Lalthara expressed concern that mechanism requires electricity which is erratic and irregular in most places of the state. He said that electrical and IT department should work together to contain the problem.
Saying that without technology there is no future, the chief secretary encouraged the information technology department to make greater use of technological connectivity and emphasize the importance of IPv6 for future Internet growth.
Also speaking on the occasion, officials from the BSNL defined that the key advantages of IPv6 is its ability to provide direct point-to-point connectivity and has larger address space.
BSNL Nagaland has 64 Telecom Exchanges and providing comprehensive range of telecom services that include Wireline, Internet, Broadband, and many other services through Microwave, V-Sat media. This has resulted in successful completion of Caste Census work throughout the State.
The workshop deliberated on activity on Policy Implementation by Department of Telecom and adoption of IPv6 and a panel discussion on Financial, Technological and Human Resource.
Earlier, welcome address was delivered by Satish Kumar, GMT, BSNL Nagaland while a presentation on global adoption of IPv6 and government of India's initiative- a presentation by Dot was made by SK Madhukar, ADG (NT), Dot.
CGMT, NE-II Circle, Dimapur and K.T. Sukhalu, commsioner and secretary, IT & C also addressed the gathering.
Topics covered during the technical session included “Why IPv6?” by R.P Singh, “ IPv6 addressing” by D Chakravarty, “IPv6 applications” by D Chakravarty, “Road map for IPv6 Migration in an organisation” by R P Singh and “Migration Issues: Financial, Technological and Human resource” by R P Singh. DoT, BSNL, State Govt, Nagaland, WG-I were part of the panel discussion on “Activity on policy implementation by DoT.”
Vote of thanks was proposed by Souvick Kumar Das, Addl. GM (NWP-CM)
Mentionably, IPv6 is designed to solve many of the problems of IPv4, including mobility, auto-configuration, and overall extensibility. IPv6 expands the address space on the Internet and supports a nearly unlimited number of devices that can be directly connected to the Internet.
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