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China wants to take the lead in adopting new internet protocol

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China wants to achieve global leadership in next-generation IPv6 internet protocol by 2025 as Beijing prepares for the Internet of Things (IoT) era.

According to a document released this month by the Cybersecurity Administration of China,

National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information, China is planning to increase IPv6 users to 800 million by 2025, with 70% of online traffic relying on the new protocol.

This plan suggests that China will have a “single stack” network by 2030, completely replacing the existing

IPv4 protocol that has been in place since the early 1980s.

According to regulators, Beijing’s authority to promote the implementation of the new protocol because it is

“an inevitable trend in internet upgrading, a key direction of cyber technology innovation,

and an important supporting infrastructure for a country.”

Regulators say China must accelerate IPv6 adoption, or risk “falling behind if it doesn’t move forward or doesn’t move fast enough”.

State-owned enterprises, the financial sector, industrial applications, education networks, healthcare systems, transportation, media, and national media are the areas where IPv6 is required.

According to the South China Morning Post, the total number of IPv6 users in the mainland reached 127 million

in June 2020, less than 143 million in the US and 358 million in India.

China is also behind in terms of penetration rate of the new protocol, with only 24% using IPv6 in the same period

compared to 54% in the US, 52% in Japan and 61% in Germany.

However, as of May 2021, China has overtaken India to take the number one spot in terms of total IPv6 addresses,

with 528 million users, representing more than half of the country’s internet users, according to the report released by the Cyberspace Administration of China.

The biggest benefit of the new protocol is that it can generate many unique IP addresses.

IPv4 provides about 4.3 billion addresses, meaning that all available addresses are likely to be exhausted as more and more computers and devices are connected to the internet.

Meanwhile, IPv6 can generate an almost limitless number of unique IP addresses.

Network Box CEO Michael Gazeley said technological advancements in recent years, including network address

translation (NAT), allow different devices to share an IP address and make the need to increase upgrading to

IPv6 becomes less urgent.

“There’s no overwhelming pressure to switch to IPv6 tomorrow morning,” Gazeley said.

However, China has ambitious plans for smart cities, smart factories, and smart homes.

That will create an explosive demand for IP addresses from sensors and devices.

The government plan has been designed to introduce IPv6 in a “smooth and controlled manner”.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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