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[rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Wed Jun 15 03:48:29 UTC 2016

Hi Honest,

I just need to point something out, as the person who originally made the statement that the large allocations were not going to Kenya, South Africa and Egypt and were flowing to traditionally “under serviced” countries.

Firstly, I acknowledge, I forgot about the /12 to Kenya (And I did some research into that, that block went to an incumbent cellular provider, that as of the 25th of December 2015 had 25.1 million subscribers)

However, the claim that South Africa is the top requester, I stand by my statement that the IP outflow we have seen have been going to places where the space hasn’t typically been seen before.

I base this on the fact that if you combine South African and Kenyan IP allocation by your own statistics, you will see a total of 1,288,192 addresses.  Algeria and Morocco however in the 3 allocations made, total 3,145,728 addresses, or roughly 2.44 times the address space allocated to KE and ZA combined.

Then again, in my book this is all kinda irrelevant, so long as the space is going to people who have legitimate need for it on the continent, from my own personal perspective I don’t care who gets it.  So long as its being used to provide internet to the people in Africa, wherever they are, whoever they are, and not flowing off the continent, it doesn’t matter to me.  We are all one continent, we are all African, and I stand by the view that fair use = let those who need it and can use it, have it.


From: Raz BIRAMAH <rbiramah at<mailto:rbiramah at>>
Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at 5:44 PM
To: Honest Ornella GANKPA <honest1989 at<mailto:honest1989 at>>
Cc: rpd <rpd at<mailto:rpd at>>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016

Especially how we are managing the last block..

Cordialement / Best Regards,
PGPKey: 5C82B86D

Le 8 juin 2016 à 16:11, Honest Ornella GANKPA <honest1989 at<mailto:honest1989 at>> a écrit :

Dear everyone,

It was mentioned earlier that the larger demands / blocks in v4 ressources in 2016 were not made by South Africa , Kenya etc....
I would encourage everyone to visit the link below

Roughly South Africa is actually the top requester with 35 allocated prefixes: 14 /22, 8 /21, 3 /20, 4 /19, 4 /18, 1 /16, 1 /17,

Kenya has been allocated 1 /12

Maroc has been 2 /11

Algeria has been 1 /12

Obviously people with those advanced infrastructures are not building v6 only networks and still need those ressources. Obviously there is a need to be mindful how we use and spend those ressources

Best Regards

Honest Ornella GANKPA
Network engineer

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