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[rpd] AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT-04

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Mon Jul 31 09:39:36 UTC 2017

Not that simple Fabian,

Because you have to cater for a level of growth as you transition - our current burn rate on space even  doing all we can to slow it down - would result in us burning through a /18 in less than 3 months - and probably significantly less.

That's without certain large scheduled projects that are coming.

If I can't get IP space - or if I have to turn to the secondary market - once what we have available is used - projects will either cease or consumer costs will have to rise - someone has to pay for the secondary market pricing.

We have a policy of not charging for IP space given to clients at the moment - implementation of this policy may well force that to change - and right now - we are working around the clock to ensure that if space is all gone by the time we need more - we are ready with pure v6 and translation mechanisms so we can repurpose space - but passing this policy now - I guarantee you would end up having a negative effect on consumers.

We say the space is for growth in the African market - well right here - you have an African provider saying - this policy could hurt the consumer and hurt that growth - and it's coming from the provider that has a larger end user v6 deployment than any other company on this continent - that's hard fact - look at the v6 statistics in Zimbabwe to verify it.

Please - think carefully about this policy - it is dangerous and damaging


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Subject: [rpd] AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT-04

 i think this needs to be taken as Special Review esp. now when we are struggling with the last IPv4 space in the view of enabling smooth and practical adoption of IPv6....

i think the outcome can give us a clear indication of how many IPv4 space is needed for transition into IPv6.....

Arbogast Fabian,
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