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

Amreesh Phokeer amreesh at
Wed Jun 29 13:09:52 UTC 2016

Hi SM,

You can get some preliminary statistics from



> On Jun 28, 2016, at 8:25 PM, sm+afrinic at wrote:
> 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.
> [snip]
>> To this may I also add:
>> DNS
>> - 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
>> Topology
>> - 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.
> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy 

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