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

ALAIN AINA aalain at
Wed Jun 22 10:08:00 UTC 2016

> On Jun 21, 2016, at 4:21 PM, Omo Oaiya <Omo.Oaiya at> wrote:
>> On 19 Jun 2016, at 10:06, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at <mailto: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.

This region needs a such approach.  If we are ready to accept regulators involvement in country's IPv6 adoption, we should show the way and help them. Otherwise it can produce opposite effect.

Recently at an IPv6 national strategy restitution workshop in a country,  a  senior manager at the regulator asked :

"Why do we need sensitise and educate end-users ? do they have choice ?". It took a while to clear his mind and make him accept  the objective of this activity.


>  The regional RENs are exploring ways in which NRENs and their communities play a role in this and support in-country.  Ideas welcome.
> -Omo
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