IPV6: The Solution for the Future Internet

4 December 2008 - A Workshop on Critical Internet Resources in Hyderabad, India


WSIS has to build the international policies (with the support of all nations involved) to make the future Internet an essential part of governance through participation of the citizens. At present the Internet is dominated by the developed world who invented the Internet and associated protocols (IP version 4) . With the limited address space of IPv4, the emerging economies and developing world has no Internet resources with the present Internet. The system is also built up with complex NATs to develop the security, which however creates problem of privacy protection.

The IPv6 protocol developed over last 10 years with large address space (128 bits) and improved functionalities (QoS, security and privacy) has the potential for balanced address distribution across all nations ad citizens will allow the development of future Internet, as the platform for all communication infrastructure (quadplay) in creating a balanced information society of the future.

The workshop proposed will address educational, technical, economical and policy issues related to IPv6 adoption, deployment and operation.


  • Dr. Mario Campolargo: Direction, Research Infrastructure; European Commission, Belgium
  • Dr. Latif Ladid: Chairman of IPv6 Forum and European IPv6 Taskforce, Luxembourg
  • Prof. Peter Kirstein: Co-inventor of Internet and an expert in IPv6 protocol, U.K
  • Dr. Sathya Rao, Director, Telscom AG, Project leader of IPv6 project across Europe and India, Switzerland
  • Dr. Dipak Singh, Director, ERNET India, Responsible for operating ERNET, India
  • Mr. P.K. Saji, Vice President ; SIFY, Responsible to deploy IPv6 in SIFY Indian commercial network, India
  • Dr. Bernard Tuy: Senior Researcher, RENATER, French Education and research network, IPv6 standards specialist
  • Mr. Carlos Ralli; Telefonica, IPv6 Specialist, Spain
  • Mr. Martin Potts, Martel, Project leader of European IPv6 deployment project, Switzerland
  • Prof. Jamadagni, Indian Institute of Science, CEDT, IPV6 experiments, India
  • Mr. Hemanth Dattatreya, President, IPv6 Forum, India, HP Software Labs
  • Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi, Prof. at Indian Institute of Kanpur, IPv6 Specialist, India
  • Dr. Rahul Banerjee,: Prof. at BITS Pilani and expert in IPv6, Pilani, India
  • Mr. Theo De Jongh, CISCO- Europe, Belgium, IPv6 project leader

All of them have been approached and they have shown their interest to participate. Even if the time does not permit, they will depute someone from their organization to represent them.



ERNET: Dr. Dipak Singh, IndiaTelscom AG. Dr. Sathya Rao, Swiitzerland 

All invited persons above are part of the organisers and present different stakeholders interest: involves academic, technical, research, standards, Governmental/policy makers, manufacturers, vendors and service providers. 

The speakers are selected to present all stakeholders of the future Internet.