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Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Inaugurates three new initiatives by the National Internet Exchange of India

Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Ajay Prakash Sawhney today inaugurated three path-breaking initiatives for the National Internet Exchange of India, NIXI. These initiatives are IP Guru, NIXI Academy and NIXI-IP-INDEX.  The IP Guru is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities who are finding it technically challenging to migrate and adopt the Internet Protocol version, IPv6. In addition to this, the group will help in identifying and hiring an agency that will help end customer by providing necessary technical support to adopt IPv6.

The NIXI Academy has been created to educate technical and non-technical people in India about technologies like IPv6 which will lead to better management of Internet resources in the country. The NIXI-IP-INDEX portal has been launched to showcase the IPv6 adoption rate in India and across the world.

The details of the three new initiatives are as below:

1. IPv6 Expert Panel (IP Guru) (https://nixi.in):

IP Guru is a group to extend support to all the Indian entities who are finding it technically challenging to migrate and adopt IPv6. In addition to this, the IPv6 expert group will help in identifying & hiring an agency that will help end customer by providing necessary technical support to adopt IPv6. This panel will guide all such Indian entities and help in increasing IPv6 adoption. It’s a joint effort of the DOT, MeitY & community to promote IPv6. The expert panel group comprised of members from government and private organizations.

2. NIXI Academy (https://training.nixi.in):

NIXI Academy is created to educate technical/non-technical people in India to learn and relearn technologies like IPv6 which is normally not taught in Educational Institutes. The easy-to-use platform helps network operators and educators understand networking best practices, principles and techniques; manage Internet resources better; and use appropriate Internet technologies more effectively. NIXI academy comprises of IPv6 training portal is developed with the help of various technical experts in order to provide mass training to the community. Through this academy our Internet community will be able to learn from various technical modules. The successful candidate (after passing the examination) can take a certificate from NIXI, which will be useful to find/upgrade job in the Industry.

3. NIXI-IP-INDEX (https://ipv6.nixi.in):

NIXI has developed an IPv6 index portal for the Internet community. NIXI-IP-INDEX portal will showcase the IPv6 adoption rate in India and across the world. It can be used to compare IPv6 Indian adoption rate with other economies in the world. NIXI will populate this portal with web adoption in IPv6, IPv6 traffic etc. in the coming days. This portal will motivate organisations to adopt IPv6, provide inputs for planning by technical organisations and research by academicians.

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