Friday, June 8, 2012

Kenya embraces IPv6 network

Information Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo led the country in launching IPv6 at iHub centre along Ngong road. IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is a version of the Internet Protocol that is intended to replace IPv4, which is the communication protocol currently used to direct almost all Internet traffic.

Safaricom and Internet Society, Kenya Chapter are to thank for the launch of IPv6 in the country. This new version will also benefit the government in administering security as it plans to set up over 10,000 CCTV cameras at the CBD.

The P.S has also reiterated that the government is on higher alert ahead of the general elections and will regulate all the information from the internet traffic in the country and in particular from social media. These measures have been taken to avoid the spread of hate messages in the country in order to prevent fueling of violence such as the 2007 Post Election Violence.

The P.S has also promised Kenyans that nobody will read their data but the regulation is meant to detect suspicious messages streaming in.
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