AFRINIC has less than 1,68 million IPv4 addresses left in its available pool.
This, as you can tell, is grossly inadequate to meet Africa’s current IP address needs, making IPv6 the only sustainable way to continue to grow the potential of the Internet in Africa. In 2018, we designed and organised the world’s first Deployathon as a mechanism to bridge the gap between learning about IPv6 and actually implementing it.
In 2020, we redesigned the event and delivered it entirely online attaining 24 deployments KPIs. This year, we’ve run 4 e-Deployathons with 20 organisations from 7 countries participating.
They were able to accomplish 32 deployment KPIs:
- 10 valid route6 object
- 8 validated RPKI ROA objects
- 5 address plans in IPAMS
- 3 initial address plan
- 2 IPv6 domain objects
- 2 IPv6-enabled DNS
- 1 advertised IPv6 prefix
- 1 IPv6 prefix (PI)
We invite you to register for the fifth and final e-Deployathon of the year.
If selected, you will get the same step-by-step guidance, tools, and techniques we have perfected in 11 (e-)Deployathons, and +100 helpdesk calls to help realise your IPv6 deployment project.
This is clearly a measurable step forward in accordance with your network change management processes.
- Date: 30 November - 2 December 2021
- Time: 9:00 to 13:00 UTC - 4 hours each day
- Location: Zoom
- Main Language: English
- Eligibility: Qualified engineers from any country in Africa
If you are an engineer who runs a network and believes that you can make one concrete visible step towards IPv6 deployment (or advance your stalled IPv6 deployment), apply for a spot here (Only 35 spots available).
Deadline for application: 23 November 2021.