AFRINIC's IPv6 Training programme gets new testbed from 6Deploy
7 August 2012
Cybercity, Ebene, Mauritius
AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry, has taken delivery of a new testbed from Cisco under the aegis of the 6Deploy project. This brings to three the total number of testbeds available at AFRINIC for IPv6 training and research. These test-beds are part of a global network of IPv6 testbeds used to support hands-on training and research on IPv6.
The 6Deploy project is aimed at enhancing the deployment and uptake of IPv6 globally through capacity development. AFRINIC currently offers numerous trainings on IPv6 targeting network engineers, systems administrators and managers. This new testbed will greatly improve the quality of trainings offered by AFRINIC, by improving the participant to equipment ratio during practical sessions of our trainings.
This new test-bed will further strengthen the IPv6 deployment in our region by ensuring that participants in AFRINIC’s training programmes actually practice configuring and troubleshooting IPv6 networks and services, knowledge and skills that they can then transfer to real deployments on their own networks.
The African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa, responsible for the distribution and management of Internet number resources such as IP addresses throughout the African region. AFRINIC’s mission is to provide professional and efficient distribution of Internet number resources to the African Internet community, to support Internet technology usage and development across the continent and to strengthen Internet self-governance in Africa by encouraging a participatory policy development.