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World IPv6 Launch Turns Six

We're celebrating the sixth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch today! 

In an interconnected world of devices, the Internet of things will enable us to discover that opportunities are limitless and IPv6 is the only foreseeable solution to this future. IPv4 resources globally and in the AFRINIC region are quickly dwindling and since we cannot predict how long our supplies will last, the message is now clear for Africa: IPv6 deployment cannot wait. AFRINIC has allocated over 9200 IPv6 prefixes since its inception, about 45% of AFRINIC members have some IPv6 space and about 20% of networks  (ASes) in Africa are announcing an IPv6 prefix. If you have not deployed IPv6 on your networks, we encourage you to deploy IPv6 now.

We offer free technical training on IPv6 deployment and have trained over 4300 engineers in more than 45 economies since 2010. Our recently launched Certi::6 platform also offers a globally recognised IPv6 Forum Certification programme.

An IPv6-based Internet is the future for Africa and the world and without it, our networks will not be reliable and secure.

  • Make today, the 6th Anniversary of the World IPv6 Launch, the day you take action.
  • Network Operators: Get IPv6 address space, deploy it and offer IPv6 to your customers.
  • Businesses: Ask your ISP for IPv6 connectivity. Make sure your website is accessible over IPv6 and deploy IPv6 on your office network.
  • Regulators: Encourage competition, encourage Internet Exchange Points and encourage open Internet access.
  • End users: Ask your Internet provider when they plan to provide IPv6 for customers and let them know there is consumer demand. 
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