IPv6 Challenge

What is the IPv6 Challenge?

The IPv6 Challenge is an initiative created by the regional technical community and supported by LACNIC to recognize the work of the organizations that have started deploying IPv6 in their networks.

The competition consists of using the tasks set by the challenge as a starting point to kick off IPv6 deployment or to advance this process. Participants must present their results as the Challenge progresses.


For participants to begin or increase their IPv6 deployment.

Who can participate?

Any person or institution of the region with the desire to set a goal of advancing their IPv6 deployment (countries within the LACNIC service region).

How are the winners decided?

The winners will be decided by a committee of experts from different countries. There is no single criterion. Generally speaking, the best projects will be named the winners.

What metrics/tools does the committee use to determine the winners?

The committee has full confidence in the documentation submitted by the participants. However, we reserve the right to perform certain reviews on the documentation we receive. 

Based on the above, the committee uses different tools to review participants' IPv6 deployments. These include:

Can I request third-party support for my deployment?

Yes, you can receive help from a consultant or any other resource. The applicant to the Challenge, however, must be the organization deploying IPv6 (NOT the consultant). Likewise, the deliverables presented to the committee must not include any reference to the third parties hired to work on the challenge. 


Prizes will be presented to the top two projects.

  • Certificate
  • Material prize
  • An announcement in LACNIC's newsletter and social media
  • The first prize includes two seats to participate in the courses offered through LACNIC's Online Campus
  • The second prize includes one seat to participate in the courses offered through LACNIC's Online Campus

Any questions should be addressed to the IPv6 Challenge Committee


IPv6 Challenge FAQ

Who are the past winners of the IPv6 Challenge?

10th Edition (2021)

Special Mention

Sea Telecom - Brazil

Special Mention

Vectra Consultoria e Serviços -Brazil

9th Edition (2021)

First Place

UniCAMP - Brazil


Second Place

Top Comunications - Venezuela

Honorable mention

Mayab - México

8th Edition (2020)

First Place

Despliegue IPv6 para la Plataforma GPON del ISP SattLink de Oaxaca México

Second Place

Implementación de IPv6 - Kio Networks

7th edition (2020)

First Place

Felipe Correia y Rosa Ladeira - Despliegue de IPv6 en La red de Associação do Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)

Second place

Luis Javier Barrera y Javier Soto -Despliegue IPv6 en la Unidad Nacional de Gestión del Riesgo - Sector presidencia (UNGRD)

6th edition (2019)

First Place

Simeon (Chile) Project Nervicom Venezuela

Second place

Univesity Francisco Gavidia (UFG) (El Salvador)

5th edition (2019)

First Place

Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro,  México

Second place

Red de Investigaciones de Tecnología Avanzada (RITA), Colombia.

4th edition (2018)

First Place

UADY (Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan), Mexico
Maria Lucia Cab Xool
Diego Isaias Aguilar Rosado
"Reporte de Avances" Cuarto Reto LACNIC IPv6 Segundo Reto LACNIC IPv6 2018

Second place

Corporacion Telemic (Inter), Venezuela
Geraldo Nakabe
"Avances de Despliegue IPv6 en el Core de la Red de Inter"


3rd edition (2018)

First Place

UNER (Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios), Argentina
Joaquin Salvarredy
"Reto IPv6 - Anexo Tercera edicion - 2018"


Second place

UADY (Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan), Mexico
Felipe Mijangos Manrique
Carlos Rico
Enrique Solis
"Reporte de Avances" Primer Reto LACNIC IPv6 2018


2nd edition (2017)

First Place

UADY (Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan), Mexico
Felipe Mijangos Manrique
Carlos Rico
Enrique Solis
"Reporte de Avances"


Second place

ZGH de Chile
Enzo Picero S.

1st edition (2017)

First Place

Centro Universitario UNIVATES, Brasil
Tiago Giovanaz
"Reto IPv6 2017"


Second place

UPB (Univ. Pontificia Bolivariana), Colombia
Edwin V. Gomez
"Despliegue IPv6 Seccional Monteria"