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IPV6 Deployment Status, the Situation in Africa and Way Out

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Executive Summary

The number of internet connected devices is increasing terrifically, with each device assigned a unique Internet Protocol (IP) address at a time. Hence, the expected problem of IPv4 address exhaustion in the near future called for a better and permanent solution, which is switching to IPv6. Adoption and deployment of IPv6 recorded a fast growth rate globally, though the slow growth rate recorded in Africa was suspected to be due to the poor capacity building and the level of the IPv6 awareness campaign in the region.

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