On June 10th 2014 SudREN completed its IPv6 preparation and started announcing its prefixes to the world following its peers and other service providers taking the next step in IP Addressing.
Major Internet service providers (ISPs), vendors, and networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are permanently enabling IPv6 for their products and services.
IPv6 is very important for the long-term sustainability of the internet. The current IP addressing protocol (IPv4) contains only around 3.7 billion Public IP Addresses, which cannot hold ground against today’s ever-growing demand for internet access specially with the introduction of smartphones, tablets, PC, gaming systems, and just about everything else connecting to the internet.
Locally in Sudan, IPv6 has a big support from operators and regulators. In 2010 the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC)develop the IPv6 migration plan and formed the Sudanese IPv6 Task Force (SDv6TF) followed by a set of workshops and seminars to spread the awareness of IPv6 within the community.
Currently most of SudREN services are running both IPv4 and IPv6.