IPv6 Forum-Israel Launches

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Israel is the newest country to join the IPv6 Forum (http://www.ipv6forum.com), a global initiative bringing information, education and resources about the New Internet. Mrs. Limor Schafman, its founding President, will be joining IPv6 Forum-Israel (http://www.ipv6forum-israel.com) with 40 worldwide affiliates embarking on a large-scale promotion plan around the world.

The IPv6 Forum and its 40 worldwide affiliates are embarking on a large-scale promotion plan around the world. Israel is the newest country to join this initiative with the creation of the IPv6 Forum Israel under the leadership of Ms. Limor Schafman as its founding President.

The prime objective of this initiative is to promote deployment and swifter uptake of the new Internet using the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) with support from industrial, educational and research communities and government agencies enabling equitable access to technology and knowledge.

"The IPv6 Forum Israel is bringing IPv6 to Israel to extend to its national Internet community a strong voice and legitimate representation in the new Internet world to enable equal access to knowledge and education on New Generation Internet technologies and create keen interest in deploying IPv6 for the national good," states Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President.

"This New Internet is a focus of hundreds of millions of dollars in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. China has declared its intention to have the foremost information infrastructure in the world by 2008 and IPv6 is one of the avenues it is specifically pursuing to achieve that goal. There is no reason that a recognized technological innovator such as Israel, should not take a lead in the adoption and implementation of this protocol and the application benefits it can bring," adds Limor Schafman, IPv6 Forum Israel President. "Europe and the United States are also adopting the protocol, with the US Department of Defense and Office of Management and Budget mandating that information products and services be IPv6 compliant by 2008. Time is of the essence for education and the development of transition strategies. The IPv6 Forum Israel will provide the resources to enable the Israeli government, military, infrastructure and commercial companies understand what IPv6 offers and how they can begin and execute on the adoption process."

The current Internet uses Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) for the last 2 decades. IPv4 is showing signs of strains especially in its limited address space and its fast depletion [IPv4 has 4.3B IP addresses of which an estimated 23% are still available]. This is particularly true in light of the anticipated 17 Billion devices that will be installed worldwide by 2012 [Source: IDC Estimates, 2004]. IPv6 preserves everything that's good about today's Internet - and adds much more: unlimited address space to connect everyone and everything, stateless auto-configuration, seamless mobility, automated network management, mandatory security and new optional service levels.

To learn more, check our Forum Israel website: http://www.IPv6Forum-Israel.com.

About the IPv6 Forum Israel

The IPv6 Forum Israel is a chapter of the IPv6 Forum dedicated to the advancement and propagation of IPv6 (Internet Protocol, version 6) in Israel. Comprised of individual members, rather than corporate sponsors, the mission is to provide technical leadership and innovative thought for the successful integration of IPv6 into all facets of networking and telecommunications infrastructure, present and future. http://www.IPv6Forum-Israel.com

About the IPv6 Forum

The IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of leading Internet service vendors, National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) and international ISPs, with a clear mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure New Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology. http://www.IPv6Forum.com

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