IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
12-14 December 2016 // Reston, VA, USA

IPv6-based IoT Deployment Around the World Industry Forum

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Session Objective

This session will attract speakers from the 5 Continents to outline the deployment efforts of IPv6-based IoT research and best practices. The deployment in different countries is taking different shapes and forms considering the differing continental user requirements at this stage of deployment. This session will try to harmonize and draw a common roadmap for deployment of IoT networking capabilities and architectural definitions to make sure “Internet of Things” are scalable, inclusive of several communication media, secure, future proof and viable for businesses and end-users.

Each representative will be asked to research his continent to outline the various IoT initiatives and industry showcases and various user requirements, challenges, security and privacy issues and obstacles that could enrich the discussion in this worldwide IoT session.

Industry Panel

Chair: Latif LADID, President, IPv6 Forum, Chair IEEE IoT subcommittee

  • The African Perspective –Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, FNSE executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission
  • The North American Perspective – Geoff Mulligan, Founder & President, IPSO Alliance
  • The USG Perspective – Dr. Peter Tseronis, Founder and CEO, Dots and Bridges, Former Chair USG IPv6 Task Force
  • The Latin American Perspective – Azael Fernandez Alcantara, Chair, Latin American IPv6 Task Force
  • The European Perspective – Yanick Pouffary, Chair, IPv6 Ready and Enable Program, Vice Chair ETSI IP6 ISG

About the IPv6 Forum

IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of international Internet service providers (ISPs) and National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), with a mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure New Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology. The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6. IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology. Please visit

Keynote Speaker


Developing Enabling Policy & Regulatory Framework for Internet of Things (IoT) Advocacy in Emerging Market in Africa

The dynamic and blossom telecommunications industry has shifted from voice dominant to data driven services. This has created challenges for more capacity and effective service delivery. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has developed regulatory framework that are energetic to the current and future anticipated challenges. The foremost regulatory instruments that support data driven services (such as Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everywhere (IoE), Smart cities, e-commerce, e-education and e-health) are; Licensing the Infracos (Infrastructure Companies), Licensing and auctioning of new spectrum, Re-planning of existing Spectrum bands and Sustainable Government Initiatives. This has indicated the capability and capacity of the NCC in re-shaping and enhancing the industry to support multiple data driven services.”