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AFRINIC has partnered with the National Telecommunications Institute (NTI) from Egypt to conduct examinations under the AFRINIC and IPv6 Forum certification program.

<http://www.ipv6forum.com/ipv6_education/Certified/site/faq.php>. 

Network engineers from the Northern African region who are willing to receive this valuable IPv6 certification will now be able to take exams at the underlined facility in Egypt.

Interested candidates are thus invited to register for this examination at: https://certi6.io/en/register

AFRINIC runs certi::6, a multi-tiered program of written exams under the IPv6 Forum certification program. The program validates the knowledge and skills required to plan, design, configure, manage and troubleshoot multi-vendor IPv6 networks. The exam is delivered in English and in French under the following three categories: Silver, Gold and Trainers. 

Since 2017, when the program was launched, more than 100 candidates have taken part in these examinations. We have signed MoUs with partners to conduct such examinations in Cameroon, Columbia, DRC, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, Tunisia, and now Egypt represented by NTI. 

More Information about AFRINIC’s certi::6 program is available at <https://certi6.io/en/>

For additional information, contact the certification manager at: registrar[dot]certi6[at]afrinic[dot]net

AFRINIC has implemented an important upgrade on MyAFRINIC. Following the announcement of browser vendors such as Mozilla, Google, Apple, and Microsoft to move forward with disabling  TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 as default options for secure connections. This will be effected after 10 March 2020. Thereafter, Firefox will only support TLS 1.2 and higher versions. The Internet Engineering Task Force through an Internet Draft https://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-02.html has backed the effort. As a result, AFRINIC had to upgrade the TLS infrastructure on my.afrinic.net to TLS 1.2 which allows newer versions of Mozilla Firefox to work seamlessly with our member services portal. A collaborative effort among the Infrastructure, Application, Research and Innovation, and Member Services teams was crucial to action this upgrade. AFRINIC is committed to improving its services to members and continues to closely monitor my.afrinic.net for any potential issues. 

 
 
 

We analysed the readiness of African National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to be part of “The Things Network” (TTN). We used RIPE Atlas to measure delay and packet loss from NREN networks to TTN.

The Things Network and LoRaWAN

The Things Network (TTN) is a network of IoT gateways that has fostered the growth of IoT in Europe by adopting a community network model. It is an initiative to build a worldwide open source infrastructure to facilitate a public Internet of Things (IoT).

annual freedom online conf

The annual Freedom Online Conference, the flagship event of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), took place in Accra, Ghana, from 6 to 7 February. The event brought together stakeholders from around the world to discuss issues relating to human rights-based internet. The Freedom Online Conference provided participants, including those from AFRINIC, the opportunity to meet with government officials and discuss issues of common interest. Especially important was the utilisation of the Internet and AFRINIC's role in the advancement of human rights in Africa.

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