Major Internet Service Providers, home networking equipment manufacturers and web companies around the world are permanently enabling Internet Protocol Version 6 for their products and services today, following last year’s successful test run on World IPv6 day.
As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is seen as being critical to the internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development
In Africa, Internet Solutions (IS) reports that it has been approached by AfriNIC, the governing body for IP addresses in Africa, to move Africa’s IPv6 Lab from Mauritius to South Africa. The Lab will assist in developing necessary engineering skill for the effective deployment and adoption of IPv6 throughout Africa. The Lab provides online training in IPv6 for people in Africa. In support of promoting widespread deployment of IPv6 across the continent, IS is providing free hosting and bandwidth for the new Lab.