Dhaka, Dec 11 (bdnews24.com) Bangladesh will soon begin using IPv6 (internet protocol version six) instead of IPv4 to manage the growing number of internet users. Speechless!
Speakers at a workshop organised by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) at Sheraton Hotel in the capital on Saturday said that users must be made aware of the upcoming change.
IPv4 technology allows for 4.2 billion unique IP addresses, but the internet users in the country will soon exceed the number. So, the switch to IPv6 technology can accommodate 340 billion addresses.
Speakers said the workshop was arranged to create awareness about this change. The new version of protocol will not support outdated computers and internet accessories. Users must upgrade to version six supported machines as soon as possible.
The workshop was arranged in cooperation with Grameenphone. BCC executive director Md Mahfujur Rahman and Grameenphone IT chief Kazi Islam were present among others.