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

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Tue Jun 28 16:25:30 UTC 2016

Hi Amreesh,
At 05:13 28-06-2016, Amreesh Phokeer wrote:
>I think this makes much sense, may be we can also make a subtle 
>difference between adoption
>and readiness. Adoption can be measured through deployment and 
>usage, readiness is more qualitative
>and can be answered through surveys, for e.g. do the operators have 
>IPv6 ready networks equipment,
>how IPv6-saavy are they? What percentage of CPEs are IPv6 compatible?

I would choose adoption instead of surveys as there would at least be 
some figures about actual usage.  However, it is not my choice as 
this is a decision for the Afrinic Research and Innovation Department to take.


>To this may I also add:
>- How many DNS resolvers in Africa are requesting AAAA records
>- Prevalence of AAAA records on African ccTLD zones
>- How much of DNS queries are done over IPv6
>- How are the different ASes in the region connected to each other over IPv6
>- How much IPv6 traffic is going through African IXPs
>On the edge
>- can we measure end-hosts IPv6 capabilities?
>- can we measure usage of tunnelling mechanisms

My estimate is that it should be possible to get some figures for the 
above within a week.    For example, the monthly maximum for IPv4 and 
IPv6 traffic for the local IXP at my location is less than 50 
Mb/s.  I did a test for the ccTLD zone and there were AAAA records.

I suggest giving some of what you wrote a try and making the details 
publicly available.

S. Moonesamy 

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