The African IPv6 Task Force

Welcome to the African IPv6 Task Force (AF6TF) website.

This community driven initiative is dedicated to encourage IPv6 deployment in the African region and to serve as a regional consolidated platform for knowledge and best practice exchange.




AFRINIC, Internet Society and France Telecom have partnered together in an effort to ignite African IPv6 initiatives and activities. This Webinar aims at assisting African operators with their adoption plans through sharing best experiences and practices region wide. The meeting will be 90 minutes long, divided into two segments of 45 minutes each:

  • Expert presentation and experiences
  • Open discussion
  • AFRINIC - was set up to serve the African community by providing professional and efficient management of Internet Number Resources, supporting Internet technology usage and development, and promoting a participatory and multi-stakeholder approach to Internet self governance. AFRINIC is a non-government, not-for-profit, membership based organisation, based in Mauritius. Trainings and capacity building are a central part of AFRINIC's activities. Our objective is to build competence within our region in IPv6 implementation and associated technologies required to use our resources effectively. We also seek to increase awareness within the service region on how the Internet is governed and the role organisations play in this environment.

  • Internet Society (ISOC) - is the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. Based on its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society works with its members and Chapters around the world to promote the continued evolution and growth of the open Internet through dialog among companies, governments, and other organizations around the world.

  • France Telecom Orange - is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with 170,000 employees worldwide, 105,000 in France alone. Present in 33 countries, the Group had 231 million customers as of 31 December 2012, including 172 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband Internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. It had ,sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2011. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband Internet services. Under the brand Orange Business Services, it is one of the leading providers of telecommunication services to multinational companies.

Who should attend?

This webinar targets mainly operators and other stakeholders interested in IPv6 deployment in the African region.

How to attend

Interested parties can join the meeting through the following means:

A: Register for the Webinar to obtain the meeting password:

Click here to go to the registration page. The Webex link and password will be sent to the email you specify so please use a working email address.

B: Phone dial in

Phone dial-in option is also available. Details will be included in the registration email.

Test your Webex in Advance

Tip: We advise participants to test their ability to connect to the meeting platform by logging on here on Wednesday, 5 June 2013, from 12:30 to 3:30 PM UTC. On this date, Webex will be made available for test purposes only. For example, two people can connect and see if they can hear each other.

Also, choose "Call using this computer" when prompted after logging into the session on 6 June. Kindly mute your microphone as you enter the session.

How to reach us

For technical support or other comments please contact or Twitter @ipv6webinar. You can also follow the online discussions using the Twitter hashtag #ipv6webinar

Meeting duration

The meeting will be 95 minutes long.


To achieve this goal the African IPv6 Task Force (AF6TF) divided its work scope in several Focus Groups (FGs) to provide a more specialized approach and measurable targets.

This FG will assist governmental members and policy makers in defining and promoting a clear dated roadmap for the IPv6 implementation strategies on their networks and backbones.

This FG will also look into introducing IPv6 into the country through means such as education and services.

To participate to this FG pleas sign up for this mailing list HERE

This FG will assist network operators in planning and deploying IPv6 across their core networks by sharing knowledge about how and where to find v6 peering.

To participate to this FG, please sign up for this mailing list HERE

This FG will assist in developing roadmaps for the deployment of IPv6 on the access layers of the network up to the CPE device or customer access device.

This FG will also facilitate collaboration for standard based deployments of IPv6 transition mechanisms and integration to customers.

To participate to this FG, please sign up for this mailing list HERE

This FG will assist ccTLDs host and content providers in promotion and diffusion of IPv6 capable services on their networks.

This FG will also facilitate collaboration between academic and research organizations in the development of IPv6 tools, applications and devices.

The FG will attempt to actively contribute to the international standards and specification bodies tasked with IPv6 matters.

To participate to this FG, please sign up for this mailing list HERE


AFRINIC has volunteered to run all secretariat work for the Task Force for one year, along with providing the hosting platform for the task force's services.

Contact Us

Postal Address

African Network Information centre
11th Floor, Raffles Tower,
Cybercity Ebene

Tel: +230 403 51 00
Fax: +230 466 67 58
Skype: skype2afrinic