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

Daniel Shaw daniel at
Mon Aug 29 09:10:36 UTC 2016


> On 29 Aug 2016, at 12:47 PM, sm+afrinic at wrote:

> According to a Research & Development Support Engineer [1] from Afrinic "Les opérateurs de télécommunications mauriciens ne sont pas préparés à passer à l’IPv6".  According to the President of the IPv6 Forum: "Rien n’a été fait à Maurice pour déployer l’IPv6”.

These are opinions - not data.

>  According to the data on 6spots there are eight LIRs in that country with IPv6 and over 50% IPv6 "announcements”.

Yes. That is the data from the WHOIS DB and global BGP.

> Would it be possible for you to ask the Research & Development Support Engineer for advice as it may be easier for a person sitting in the same office as you to explain how to verify the information for that country?

Data on 6pots is based on a) IPv6 allocation data, which you can find yourself on and BGP data from

I believe that perhaps you are confusing allocations and BGP announcements (which is what 6spots collates and graphs), with actual usage at end-points, CPEs and devices (which is entirely different).

- Daniel

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