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

Abibu Ntahigiye abibu at
Tue Jun 21 12:31:44 UTC 2016

On Jun 21, 2016, at 3:21 PM, Omo Oaiya wrote:

>> On 19 Jun 2016, at 10:06, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:
>> On 18/Jun/16 16:33, Willy MANGA wrote:
>>> This is where I think conscious customers, end-users and government
>>> regulators can enter the game and push pressure to operators.
>>> The regulators can enforce the rule of buying IPv6 compliant equipment
>>> for instance ...
>> I would support regulator involvement in a country's IPv6 adoption. I've
>> seen this work fairly well in Malaysia, where the MCMC (their regulator)
>> took on a lot of initiative to support IPv6 adoption. However, they did
>> in a way that did not trample on the operators' business, but rather,
>> encouraged them to deploy. While Malaysia have come a long way re: IPv6
>> deployment, a lot more still needs to be done.
>> My point is it's not easy, and Africa being more than just one country,
>> co-ordinating this is going to be difficult across the board, meaning
>> that any objectives that hinge on this could be non-uniform.
> It is not easy but there are regional associations of telecom regulators we could work with to make it less painful.  The AFGWG and IPv6 councils in many African countries who would also benefit from a collaborative approach.  The regional RENs are exploring ways in which NRENs and their communities play a role in this and support in-country.  Ideas welcome.
> -Omo
I know one them - Association of Regulators and Operators in East Africa … EACO ( and they have one working group (WG 7 Working Part 2) on Names and Numbers.

Ntahigiye Abibu

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