Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Lab setup by Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), technical arm of Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT on 25 June 2013 was approved by the IPv6 Ready Logo Committee under IPv6 Forum, an International body. This achievement is significant for TEC and the country as only five other labs in the world have achieved this milestone. India has thus joined Europe and a select group of countries which include USA, Japan, China and Taiwan having IPv6 Ready Logo test lab facilities.
TEC has setup the IPv6 Ready Logo test lab as per standards prescribed by IPv6 Ready Logo Committee and addresses Conformance as well as Interoperability testing for various equipments with IPv6 implementation. The approval process additionally involved the evaluation of the competence of TEC team to not only test the equipment but also the ability to correctly examine the test results from other international labs.
The internet and the internet facing devices are moving to new addressing scheme IPv6 since IPv4 addresses are no longer available. The Government has taken several policy initiatives so that the service providers, content providers and the customer premises equipment vendors are encouraged to move to IPv6 address implementation. Setting up testing infrastructure is one of the objectives of NTP-2012. Establishment and designation of TEC lab as IPv6 Ready Logo lab is one such step which shall enable indigenous vendors/developers to avail the facility of internationally recognized test lab in India. Availability of approved TEST BED shall promote end-user confidence in using IPv6 Ready Logo approved products.
TEC will play an instrumental role in the Interoperability and testing of IPv6 products as a major piece of the India IPv6 Strategy roadmap announced by the India Government in building the New Internet infrastructure as interoperability creates genuine end-user confidence in new technologies.
The establishment of IPv6 Ready Logo Lab in India, expecting a huge growth in the deployment of IPv6 in the world, is very welcome, and we expect their contribution to the world-wide IPv6 deployment. We really appreciate the great efforts of Indian team for their success, including the future success.
When: 25 June 2013.
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