[AFRINIC-Announce] Registration opens for the first AFRINIC IPv6 & RPKI Deployathon of 2023 in Johannesburg

AFRINIC Communication comms at afrinic.net
Mon May 22 14:12:57 UTC 2023

Dear Colleagues,

AFRINIC in collaboration with Workonline and Teraco is organising a Deployathon in Johannesburg from 6 to 8 June 2023.

AFRINIC has less than 1,32 million IPv4 addresses left in its available pool. As you can tell, from the AFRINIC stats portal <https://stats.afrinic.net/> - https://stats.afrinic.net/, this is insufficient to meet Africa’s current IP address needs, making IPv6 the only sustainable way to continue growing the Internet in Africa. 

In 2018, we designed and organised the world’s first Deployathon as a mechanism to bridge the gap between learning about IPv6 and actually implementing it.  

Since our inception, we’ve run 17 (e-)Deployathons supporting 83 organisations from 22 countries participating. They were able to accomplish 204 deployment milestones; among them :

43 valid route6 object
39  address plans in IPAMS
23 validated RPKI ROA objects
20 Initial address plan
19 advertised IPv6 prefix
14 IPv6 prefix PI
11 IPv6-enabled core
7 IPv6 domain objects
7 IPv6 from test VLAN
4 IPv6-enabled DNS
2 IPv6-enabled customer

Click here <https://lookerstudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/73b1f826-a675-4dd7-91bb-08d21f430732/page/SgKBB> to view more on our deployment achievements.
We invite you to register for the upcoming Deployathon in Johannesburg.

If selected, you will get the same step-by-step guidance, tools, and techniques we have perfected in 17 (e-)Deployathons, and +100 helpdesk calls to help realise your IPv6 deployment project for your organisation.

This is clearly a measurable step forward in accordance with your network change management processes.

Date:  6 June - 8 June 2023
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM local time day (UTC +2)
Main Language: English
Eligibility: Qualified engineers based in South Africa or able to travel to Johannesburg in that period.

If you are an engineer who runs a network and believes that you can make one concrete visible step towards IPv6 deployment (or advance your stalled IPv6 deployment) for your organisation, apply for a spot here <https://afrinic.net/deployathon> - https://afrinic.net/deployathon (Only 30 spots available)

Deadline for application: 29 May 2023.

For more information and queries about Deployathons, please contact: do at afrinic.net 

AFRINIC Deployment Ops Team
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