[Community-Discuss] IPv4 depletion in AFRINIC will speed up IPv6 adoption - myth or fact?

Omo Oaiya Omo.Oaiya at wacren.net
Thu Oct 27 22:58:46 UTC 2016

On 19 October 2016 at 10:20, Honest Ornella GANKPA <honest1989 at gmail.com>

> This is the way to go because from recent research I read on the Internet
> which makes it clear that IPv4 depletion does not lead to IPv6 uptake.  In
> fact, I am surprised that Owen Delong continues to advise that this is the
> way because the data was from Akamai which I hear he works for.  Please see
> attached slide.  The presentation on the study was given at a recent LACNIC
> meeting - http://slides.lacnic.net/lacnic26/ -
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/zxmygx5djtj6cxl/4%20-%20IPv6-GDP.pptx?dl=0


Honest has a point.  The author used the Akamai state of internet study as
one of the data sources.  As a vocal proponent of accelerated IPv4
depletion in AFRINIC, what do you think of the opinions expressed in the

It certainly doesn't support obsolescence of IPv4 as you promote.  Btw, so
we can compare, do you have any data that supports your view?

Like others,  I would like to see widespread v6 adoption but we do need to
be careful to explain the stats we provide especially for those who
advocate to other stakeholders.

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