[Community-Discuss] Liquid Telecom warns of looming address shortage - Daily Nation

Saul Stein saul at enetworks.co.za
Mon Oct 10 07:01:01 UTC 2016

Hi Andrew,

This is where things start to get interesting. Corporate uptake…

I know that some ISPs give v6 to all customers, I wonder how many of them 
use it?

I have spoken to a few corporate customers to try and understand the 
barriers and interest.

Some, its bureaucracy different departments for LAN, firewall and then 
change control etc, for some its time – simply not high on the priorities 
board to allocate recourses, others its training and then the previous 

I have managed to get one to agree to take it, offered to assist them with 
the implementation, but that has still to go somewhere…..

From: Andrew Alston [mailto:Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com]
Sent: 10 October 2016 08:47 AM
To: Ali Hussein <ali at hussein.me.ke>; KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions 
<kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>; General Discussions of AFRINIC 
<community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Liquid Telecom warns of looming address 
shortage - Daily Nation

As another note – that I forgot to mention in my previous email.

We have to educate our corporate consumers – because unlike the consumer 
market where you can turn on v6 through ISP controlled access to the CPE’s 
and it just works, corporates, you have to actually sit with them, discuss, 
and get them to move, because getting it to the edge of their networks is 
easy – getting them to enable it through firewalls etc – that’s another 


From: Ali Hussein <ali at hussein.me.ke <mailto:ali at hussein.me.ke> >
Date: Monday, 10 October 2016 at 09:01
To: KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke 
<mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> >, General Discussions of AFRINIC 
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Subject: [Community-Discuss] Liquid Telecom warns of looming address 
shortage - Daily Nation

Dear listers

Greetings and apologies for cross-posting.

Internet service provider Liquid Telecom Kenya has warned that Africa is set 
to run out of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses as early as next year, 
potentially slowing down digital growth in the continent.

Read on:-


Couple of questions:-

1. How involved are we as a community in ensuring the smooth transition from 
IPV4 to IPV6?

2. What have been the major impediments to the successful migration?

3. How can we move the needle faster?

Ali Hussein
Tel: +254 713 601113

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