World IPv6 Launch – Lebanon

As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.

Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6.

Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012. Join us on this day for a test drive and help accelerate the momentum of IPv6 deployment. Don’t forget to bring your laptop, server, mobile phone, application to test IPv6 connectivity and compatibility! Come over, it’s free and for everyone!

Date: Wednesday, June 6 – 6, 2012, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Berytech Technological Pole Mkalles
Contact: Youssef Kassab,, 04 533 040

Launch Program:

4:00PM – 5:00PM Introduction to IPv6 Launch Day (Nicolas Rouhana, Berytech)

Presentations (for enterprises)

Parallel Activities (for Residential Users)

  • IPv6 business case for management (Dima Saleh, IDM)
  • IPv6 Hardware readiness (Talal Hawwat, Cisco)
  • IPv6 Lebanon contest (Ali Zgheib, Cyberia)
  • How to connect your home through IPv6
  • IPv6 test drive: connect your laptop, your tablet or your smartphone over IPv6
  • IPv6 from developer point of view (Patrick Chemali, SharpLemon)


5:00PM – 5:30PM IPv6 RIPE measurements (Emile Aben, via Skype)
6:00PM – 6:30PM
  • Lebanese IPv6 task force official launch (Nabil Bukhalid, ISOC Lebanon Chairman)
  • Word from HEM Nicolas Sehnaoui, Minister of Telecommunications
  • IPv6 Roadshow – Distribution of Certificates
  • Cocktail Reception – Networking


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1 Response

  1. T35 Hosting says:

    Looks like it went down without a hitch in Lebanon. Great news. So many hosting companies are located there and the need is high.

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