Diagnosis on IPv6 Deployment

23/12/2015

After nine months of research in 10 countries in the region, in February, LACNIC and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) will present in Peru a study on IPv6 deployment for social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The diagnosis report’s area of ​​influence includes the Dominican Republic, Chile, Bolivia, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Argentina and its aim is to promote IPv6 adoption in Latin America and the Caribbean.

CAF and LACNIC worked together on this project during 2015 to promote the development of critical Internet infrastructure in the region.

The proposal for conducting the study aimed at developing a diagnostic report containing recommendations on how to address IPv6 deployment in the region, said Laura Kaplan, LACNIC’s Development and Cooperation Manager.

By presenting the results, LACNIC will seek to raise awareness regarding the region’s progress in terms of migration to IPv6 within the global context, promote and encourage the development of successful experiences, and generate evidence that will help decision-making at management and government level. It will also seek to encourage  governments to assume a leadership role in IPv6 adoption.

The rapid expansion of IPv6 will make it possible to deploy broadband in the region and thus increase Internet access, creating a framework that will support growth in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The project expects to prepare a diagnostic report with recommendations on how to address IPv6 deployment in the region and support major and smaller ISPs, content providers (ICPs), transit providers, and the region’s governments.

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