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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPV6 Adoption

Mark J Elkins mje at
Thu Mar 27 12:22:38 UTC 2008

Alan Levin wrote:
> Hi,
> On 27 Mar 2008, at 11:41 AM, Colin Alston wrote:
>> I think we're doing or have done what we should be doing. That is to 
>> support the right policies to get us closer to adoption, and to 
>> pressurise incumbent ISPs into seeing the business case for v6.
> The main problem in SA is - as Colin pointed out - the first tier 
> primary networks (ie IS/Telkom/Verizon/etc) do not really care about 
> this yet. I know because I've been asking our account manager - and 
> others - for v6 for more than 4 years.  Without success.
> I am not convinced that more marketing, training encouragement is 
> going to work as well as personalization.
> Does anyone still believe is face to face? Will it help if Adiel had a 
> private meeting with the Executive Directors / CEOs at Verizon/Telkom/IS?
> regards
> Alan
I think in fairness, SAIX wants to give IPv6 on its ADSL network - but 
has billing issues - they can't yet properly measure traffic 
distinctions between Local and International sites. Victor Wilson was 
tasked with the problem.

SAIX also has a problem getting IPv6 to their edge routers - the Cisco 
10K routers can either run IPv6 or some other protocol - and they need 
that "other protocol" more than IPv6.

Verison do provide IPv6 - or have done to some customers.

IS have been the quiet ones.

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