[Community-Discuss] [afnog] IPv6 in Zimbabwe

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 05:50:50 UTC 2016

Well done Andrew and Liquid,

Way to go, where next?:-)


On 9/29/16, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks
> Andrew

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