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Vymala Thuron, AFRINIC's Head of External Relations highlights why it is important for Internet players to embrace IPv6.

AFRINIC is the regional Internet registry for Africa, and our core activity is to manage and distribute Internet numbers resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASN's) to the 57 economies in Africa. IPv4 address scarcity is a very real issue worldwide, the internet keeps growing and the demand for Internet addresses will continue to grow. Africa has the lowest number of Internet users in the world. Internet's penetration in Africa jumped from very low level in 2009, to around 16% of individuals in 2013 and over 20% in 2015. While the number of African's getting online has increased enormously over the last few years, and continues to grow, one of the biggest barriers to getting online, aside from prohibitive costs and lack of infrastructure, is the issue of network reliability and stability.

The full article is published on Circle ID.

afrisig multistakeholder panelThe fifth African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), which AFRINIC was one of the sponsors took place in Durban, South Africa from 16 to 18 October 2016. The meeting was hosted by the Government of South Africa and the African Union Commission, bringing together Ministers from the Continent, Policy & Regulatory Heads, Civil Society, Business Community and other important stakeholders.

The AfIGF aims to be a platform for inclusive, multilateral, multi-stakeholder and multilingual discussion on issues pertinent to the Internet in Africa. The themes for this year’s AfIGF was inclusive development and the digital transformation of Africa.

october roundupMonthly Statistics

New members in October: 16

Total new members in 2016: 150

Total members at October 2016: 1422

IPv4 address space allocated in October: 329,984 /32s

Total IPv4 allocated to date in 2016: 10,092,832 /32s

IPv6 address space allocated in October: 8 (all prefix sizes)

Total IPv6 allocated to date in 2016: 93 (all prefix sizes)

ASNs allocated in October: 18 

Total ASNs allocated to date in 2016: 144

Cuv1UsEWcAAJRcLAFRINIC's IPV6 and INRM Training Team wrapped up a four-day training session held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Thirty-seven people attended the training.

Running from 11 - 14 October 2016, the training sessions were conducted at Palm beach in Ouagadougou.

We wish to extend our appreciation to ARCEP Bukrina Faso for hosting this event.

AFRINIC's training programme aims to help network engineers in Africa plan and manage Internet Number resources and IPv6 networks.

Read more on AFRINIC Trainings.

You can see more of the event from the storify below.