Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) and Africa Network Information Center (AfriNIC) are hosting a four-day International Workshop on “Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) and IPv6 Planning and Deployment” for tech stakeholders in Nigeria.
Edith Udeagu, COO, NiRA, says in a statement made available to Technology Times that the international workshop scheduled to hold in Lagos from August 23-26, 2016, will also be jointly supported by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and University of Ibadan (UI).
NIRA says the workshop is part of AFRINIC annual free extensive training programme for over 600 network engineers, with priority given to AFRINIC members and also targets Nigerian network engineers in ICT.
“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 http://learn.afrinic.net,” NIRA says.
NIRA also highlighted that the workshop is expected to provide impetus for Nigerian network operators to migrate from IPV4 to IPV6 with its attendant advantages.
According to the NIRA COO, the workshop is also hoped “to 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.”
Nigerian Network Engineers will also be provided the required knowledge to compete favourably with their counterpart in the global market and also “enhance and 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 also boost the productivity level of our network engineers”, Udeagu adds.