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[AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Thu Jan 24 22:20:52 UTC 2013

Hello SM,

On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:26 PM, SM <sm at> wrote:

>   "IXPs in Africa count their throughput in megabit per second, and
> sometimes even
>    kilobit per second. The rest of the world tends to be concerned with
> gigabit
>    per second."
> There hasn't been much of a change since then.

Hmmm...i think the past few years has witnessed major bandwidth boost
across the continent (at least for the intra/inter-continent cables)

>  There is a well-known provider established outside the region which sees
> about 50% of its traffic coming from a well-known company.  Some parts of
> that traffic ends up in Africa.  Anyone who has an interest in Africa as a
> whole might wish to look into the details and see whether it can help
> reduce the cost of Internet access in the region.
> Okay, perhaps further clarifying what you mean here could help.

> Getting IP addresses cheaply is a minor part as the picture.

I agree if your point is related to cost as i think the cost is relatively
fair(for end users) at the moment.

> If this proposal can ease the distribution of IP addresses to over 50
> universities in the region (I excluded Nigeria and South Africa for obvious
> reasons) it can be a good thing.
> Just curious any specific obvious reason for the  !(NG and ZA) filter ;)
If i may guess, will this be because of the number of Institution in the 2
countries? if that is the case, i think it will improve consumption of v4
and encourage v6 deployment. However, it should not matter whether all the
50 universities all come from the same country.

> From an IP addressing perspective the following suggestion is a bad idea.
>  I suggest adding a condition in the proposal for connectivity to an IXP
> within the region.

Hmmm...using Internet Exchange Point as a condition may automatically
disqualify some countries that does not even have an IXP....if you meant to
say ISP then i agree (although i feel that is the normal proceed)


> Regards,
> -sm
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