[afripv6-discuss] The African IPv6 Task Force
ngundi at cck.go.ke
Mon Jan 30 13:25:05 SAST 2012
Dear Hisham, team;
Thanks for forming this vital forum. Looking forward to participating
and contributing to the same.
From: afripv6-discuss-bounces at afrinic.net
[mailto:afripv6-discuss-bounces at afrinic.net] On Behalf Of Hisham Ibrahim
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2012 5:10 PM
To: IPv6 in Africa
Subject: [afripv6-discuss] The African IPv6 Task Force
I am glad to announce that the African IPv6 Task Force AF6TF will should
be up and running by mid Feb.
I am sharing some initial thoughts to the mailing list and am waiting on
your feedback and of curse your participation to the TF.
The idea of establishing a regional task force that that focuses its
efforts on the uptake of IPv6 deployment within the region has been
discussed for sometime in the African region.
To achieve this goal the African IPv6 Task Force (AF6TF) divided its
work scope among several focus groups to provide a more specialized
approach and measurable targets.
1. National and Governmental Focus Group
This FG will assist governmental members and policy makers in defining
and promoting a clear dated roadmap for the IPv6 implementation
strategies on their large national networks and backbones.
2. Transit and Peering Focus Group
This FG will assist transit and peering providers in developing and
implementing processes and best practice scenarios to assist with the
proper and efficient deployment of IPv6 in their networks.
3. DNS and Web Focus Group
This FG will assist ccTLDs, host and content providers in promotion and
diffusion of IPv6 capable services on their networks.
4. Security and applications Focus Group
This FG will facilitate collaboration between academic and research
organizations in the development of IPv6 tools, applications and
devices. The FG will attempt to actively contribute to the international
standards and specification bodies tasked with IPv6 matters.
5. Mobile Focus Group
This FG will assist Mobile operators in defining and promoting a clear
dated roadmap for the IPv6 implementation strategies on their networks
in preparation for Mobile Internet and LTE services.
All of these FGs will report back to a steering committee elected from
the active members participating in the different FG.
The Secretariat will be provided by AfriNIC and will work with the
Steering Committee to support each of the FGs, the scope will include
also material preparation, meeting organization, maintaining a mailing
list for discussion, along side with hosting and publishing the Task
I am waiting on your comments and input
IPv6 PM, AfriNIC
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