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[rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of 2016[WARNING: ATTACHMENT UNSCANNED]

Jean-Baptiste MILLOGO jbmillogo at
Thu Jun 30 08:42:24 UTC 2016

Hi All

We need to have policy makers involved in this fight to be sure to win .
The challenge is not only capacity building but also cover regulator or
government actions.


2016-06-29 12:17 GMT+00:00 Hytham El-Nakhal <hytham at>:

> Well, I've a personal experience about the role of regulator in pushing
> IPv6 ..
> In 2008 I, as a leader for IPv6 Taskforce in Egypt, proposed a guideline
> for imported communication equipment to be compliant with IPv6 in addition
> to IPv4.. My intentions at this time were to pave the road for IPv6
> deployment and to slow-down importing of obsolete "v4 only" equipment.
> This guideline tabled to "Type Approval" department, it's a department
> existing in each Regulator to approve that the imported communications
> equipment are compliant with international standards and local regulations,
> The reply from Type Approval department was: we can't enforce this rule
> because we can't for example prevent or limit the importing of 2G mobile
> hand-sets while we have all mobile networks are upgraded to 3G...
> That's to say as far as we have v4 and dual-stack in our networks, we
> can't have a rule or regulation to enforce IPv6 compliant equipment..
> But, Fortunately I can pass an article to be added in government tenders
> for communications equipment (such as switches, routers, firewalls,...etc.)
> to be compliant with IPv6. (i.e. support IPv6)
> Thanks,
> Haitham
> ________________________________
> From: Omo Oaiya <Omo.Oaiya at>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:21 PM
> To: Mark Tinka
> Cc: rpd List
> Subject: Re: [rpd] Statistics on IPV4 allocation in Africa as of
> 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.  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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Jean Baptiste MILLOGO
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