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Liquid Telecom Recognized For Leading IPv6 Deployment

Africa’s leading Internet service provider, Liquid Telecom has been recognized for its massive contributions in the deployment of Internet Protocol version Six (IPv6) across Africa after achieving a remarkable penetration rate in the past three years.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), a communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of its predecessor, the IPv4 addressing system which is facing exhaustion.

The Jim Bound Award recognized Liquid Telecom’s contribution to IPv6 deployment in Africa, a massive migration which is expected to transform the state of communication platforms across the continent by 2020.

“We have worked hard to ensure that the eventual depletion of IPv4 will not have any impact on our customers. We have put in place a future-proof procurement policy that ensures we have IPv6 compliant equipment both in the core and customer edge,” said Mathew Chigwende, Group Head of Network Engineering at Liquid Telecom.

“We now provide our customers with IPv6 as a default and assist them in implementation.” added Chigwede after collecting The Jim Bound Award.

The move to migrate all networks to IPv6 as the next-generation of Internet Protocol Addressing system is of growing importance as IPv4 reaches the final stages of exhaustion as a result of its limited IP addressing pool.

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Liquid Telecom has been proactive in supporting the move to IPv6 in Africa, where it was amongst the first to implement IPv6 in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The company is currently rolling out IPv6 across all its consumer services in the region.


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Shingie Lev Muringi is a Technology Analyst & Digital Media Strategist by profession. He is a qualified Cisco Certified Network Engineer & a BTech. E-Commerce alumni with the Harare Institute of Technology. Shingie is a very passionate technology enthusiast who is driven by a burning desire to be a leading strategist in this digital revolution era where every organization needs to impress the paradigm shift with urgency. He has previously worked for TN Holdings, Steward Bank, Econet Wireless - Ecocash and TechnoMag before joining 263Chat as a Journalist

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