[afripv6-discuss] Proposal for an African IPv6 Task force

hisham ahmed. ibrahim ahisham at mcit.gov.eg
Sat Jun 26 18:48:50 SAST 2010

Dear all,


In order to draw an accurate road map to where we are going, we need to have a perfect understanding first of where we are at and where we are coming from.


Having said that, I am trying to prepare a document with the current status of IPv6 in Africa, with specific detailed information on each country in terms of:

1.	The existence of a dedicated IPv6 task force or forum, and weather or not they have an established web site or portal
2.	Country readiness for IPv6 (infrastructure, IPSs and size of the internet consumer markets)
3.	Notional plans for transition (in motion or still drafted)
4.	The actual current depth of the IPv6 penetration (Know-how, equipment and regulation)
5.	Size of Traffic both v4 and v6

The same inquiries apply to major LIRs, ISPs and IXPs:

1.	Identifying  Key players in Africa
2.	Their readiness for IPv6 (infrastructure, size of their consumer markets and current demand for IPv6)
3.	Futuristic plans for transition (in motion or still drafted)
4.	Size of traffic both v4 and v6

 So please get back to me with whatever information and data you can in these regards and please feel free to forward this email to anyone you might know that may also have any useful information. I will be also waiting on any valuable insights, suggestions or contacts you might refer me to.


Hisham Ahmed


From: afripv6-discuss-bounces at afrinic.net on behalf of Latif LADID ("The New Internet based on IPv6")
Sent: Sat 6/19/2010 9:32 PM
To: 'IPv6 in Africa'
Cc: 'Maye diop'; 'Aziz Hilali'; 'Alex Gakuru'; 'Khaled KOUBAA'; 'Dorothy K. Gordon'
Subject: RE: [afripv6-discuss] Proposal for an African IPv6 Task force

Hi Hisham,


I highly welcome this initiative. I have copied the chairs of the current IPv6 Forum chapters in Africa: Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Kenya and Ghana.


I will be in Egypt first week of July at the Smart village and we could meeti and take this idea further.





From: afripv6-discuss-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:afripv6-discuss-bounces at afrinic.net] On Behalf Of hisham ahmed. ibrahim
Sent: 19 June 2010 18:53
To: afripv6-discuss at afrinic.net
Subject: [afripv6-discuss] Proposal for an African IPv6 Task force


Dear All,

I hope this email finds you well and with best of health.


I am trying to raise general acceptance and consensus from the African countries and organizations active in the field Internet and access, for the launch of an African regional IPv6 Task Force.

Africa is the only region in the world without a regional task force concerned meanly with IPv6 and its regional development, which has lead to some allegations from foreign organizations that claim that the African community needs chaperoning when it comes to ICT development (especially in regards to the Internet and IPv6).

Starting such a regional organization with the help of the already established Internet concerned African organizations and the already well educated and trained African technical community, that has been built over the years, will help bring together LIRs, regional efforts and even governments to focus on one of the most anticipated Internet issues these days (IPv6).

With less than 7% of the  IPv4 blocks left in the IANA pool, predications of total depletion are assumed to be within mid next year (these predictions do not take into consideration the impact of distributing the final 5*/8 blocks among the RIRs).

Africa should take a stand now to face such a challenge and to turn that immanent date into an opportunity it can prosper from.

I am trying to raise support from the community on this matter so will be waiting on any valuable insight, suggestions or contacts you might refer me to help see this regional initiative up and running as soon as humanly possible.




Hisham Ahmed Ibrahim
Technical head of the Egyptain IPv6 test beds and labs
Smart Village.,Kilo 28 cairo-alexandria desert road ,12651 - Giza

Phone :(+202) 3534 1551               
Mobile:(+2012) 3534419

email:ahisham at mcit.gov.eg 

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