PTA instructs operators to complete transition to IPv6 –

With a focus on innovation and digitization, PTA has instructed all Telecom Operators and Internet Service Providers to complete the transition to IPv6 technology, the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP), at the earliest.

IPv6, or Internet Protocol version 6, is used to identify devices on a network and route traffic between them. It offers several advantages over its predecessor, IPv4, including a much larger pool of IP addresses to pave the way for consumers to control home appliances through mobile phones, using the Internet of Things (IoT). The transition to IPv6 is critical to support the rollout of new technologies such as the Internet of Things and 5G.

PTA has remained engaged with its licensees for this transition from IPv4 to IPv6 and has organized several capacity building activities through the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) and Internet Society (ISOC). At the behest of PTA, mobile operators have enabled the IPv6 option for end users. However, for privacy reasons, users need to change the network options from IPv4 to IPv6 by themselves.

Smartphone users can enable IPv6 on their handsets using the method listed on the PTA website: (https://pta.gov.pk/assets/media/ipv6_graphic_10012023.jpg). Landline broadband users can also have it configured through their respective service providers. In case of any issues, users can contact their operators/service providers for further assistance.

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Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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