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[AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Mon Jun 24 09:16:20 UTC 2013

Hi Adiel,

Just a correction on the South African statistics, University of the Free
State has an ASN. University of Cape Town also has an ASN, Rhodes.

I also need to stress that while the UbuntuNet Alliance is registered as
"Netherlands", it is very clearly an African organisation with its sole
focus the connectivity of academic networks in Africa.  This is merely a
company registration that caused it to state Netherlands (which, while I
don't speak for the Alliance, if I am correct now also has a registration in

I do have to say that in these statistics, I find certain things very
telling and I think it clearly highlights just how much the policy under
discussion is needed across the continent.

Currently South African institutions with their legacy space are utilising
more than 10 times the space than their nigerian counterparts.  The student
base at HEI's in the respective countries seems to be pretty similar from
published statistics, this policy will address that imbalance by providing
access to space those those institutions in Nigeria.  It is also very
telling that there are single institutions in South Africa that have more IP
address space than the entire academic sector in Ghana, Egypt and Congo DR
combined!!!  This is the VERY reason this policy needs to pass, because it
will make it so much easier for these institutions to get space and address
the imbalance.



From:  Adiel Akplogan <adiel at>
Date:  Monday 24 June 2013 10:59 AM
To:  Bope Domilongo Christian <christianbope at>
Cc:  <rpd at>, Alan Barrett <apb at>
Subject:  Re: [AFRINIC-rpd] PDP discussions

On 2013-06-21, at 11:44 AM, Bope Domilongo Christian
<christianbope at> wrote:

> I would like to request to Afrinic to provide the current IPV4 allow to all
> African Universities regionally.

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