[Community-Discuss] IPv6 in Zimbabwe

Saul Stein saul at enetworks.co.za
Fri Sep 30 07:20:56 UTC 2016

This is awesome!

Good to hear about the whois and that it worked as expected!

From: Andrew Alston [mailto:Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com]
Sent: 29 September 2016 07:10 AM
To: afnog <afnog at afnog.org>
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Subject: [Community-Discuss] IPv6 in Zimbabwe

Hi Guys,

So, let another exciting announcement – I apologize for the cross posting to 
both lists but I figured there were aspects of interest in both forums in 
what follows.

Yesterday we turned up IPv6 on our consumer products in Zimbabwe.  There are 
now in excess of 10 thousand FTTH users in Zimbabwe with active, live, 
native IPv6 – and they are actively using it.  This was the next phase after 
our smaller rollout in Kenya done a few weeks ago.

We crossed the 1.5gigabit/second of consumer v6 traffic last night in that 
particular location – and even more exciting, more than 70% of that traffic 
was sourced from CDN nodes and African peering – it did NOT come via long 
distance international links from Europe.

On the AFRINIC side – we followed the policy and registered each and every 
static customer assignment in the whois database – it held up well as we 
sent a bulk update with close to 15 thousand /48 assignments in a single 
update – my congrats to the AfriNIC team because that was one hell of a long 
update to process in one go.

So, with that said, others talk about being IPv6 ready – we can now proudly 
say we have gone from being IPv6 ready to being truly IPv6 active.

I expect the google stats and apnic stats will probably update in the next 2 
or 3 days and it will be curious to see what shows up.  Let’s wait and see 
as the updates happen.



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