IPv6 Challenge

Participate in LACNIC's Ninth IPv6 Challenge

LACNIC and the IPv6 Evaluation Committee invite the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community to participate in the ninth edition of our 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 can I participate?

    Register at the following link
    Fill in the form https://www.lacnic.net/4356/1/lacnic/
    Once you have registered for the Challenge:

  1. Deliver updates of your progress here https://www.lacnic.net/4356/1/lacnic/ (the Committee expects to receive at least two documents per participant)
  2. Increase IPv6 deployment in your network with demonstrable monitoring results.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

* IPv6 in residential networks and their support to telecommuting
* Deployment experiences
* Monitoring
* Transition of services to IPv6
* Application programming (APIs, sockets)
* Service trials
* Measurements
* IPv6-related research
* IP addressing/management/control
* IPv6 and DNS
* IPv6 in e-commerce/e-banking/e-government
* Deployment case studies
* Financial and social aspects of IPv6
* IPv6 and MPLS
* IPv6 in access/last-mile networks (DOCSIS / DSL / GPON / other)
* IPv6 in satellite networks
* IPv6 and geolocation
* IPv6 in OSS/BSS or similar systems (challenges)
* Privacy and security with IPv6
* IPv6 security at an ISP and companies
* IPv6 and mobility
* IPv6 in 5G and 4G networks
* Routing protocols
* IPv6 in “Technologies and Governance” for a secure and open Internet
* Other local experiences (universities, government networks/portals, ISOC chapters, etc.)
* IPv6 in SDN/NFV
* IPv6 in the Cloud
* IPv6 in Fog Networking
* IPv6 in IoT

Non-limiting examples of projects that participated in prior editions of the Challenge:

1) Offering transparent services to a group of end-users over both versions of the Internet protocol (IP)

2) Implementing servers with IPv6 support, such as: Web, DNS, Conference, Jabber, SSH, and others

3) Developing software with IPv6 support

4) Implementing IPv6 in a monitoring network

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 does the committee measure? Which tools do they use?

The committee has full confidence in the documentation submitted by the participants. However, we reserve the right to review the documentation we receive.

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

  1. Checking the prefix in different BGP looking glasses
  2. https://inforedes.labs.lacnic.net/
  3. Ping, Web, traceroute, mtr, tracepath, dig, nslookup
  4. RIPE NCC Routing Information Protocol
  5. stats.labs.lacnic.net
  6. Other

Can I request support from a third party for the deployment?

Yes, you may receive help from a consultant or any other resource. The one applying to participate in 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 any third parties hired to work on the challenge.


Prizes will be presented to the best two projects:

  1. Certificate
  2. Material prize
  3. Announcement in LACNIC's newsletter and social media
  4. The first prize includes two seats to participate in the courses offered through LACNIC's Virtual Campus
  5. The second prize includes one seat to participate in the courses offered through LACNIC's Virtual Campus

Important Dates:

Registration opens: 18 January 2021
Registration closes: 15 February 2021
Challenge starts: 16 February 2021
Challenge ends: 15 April 2021
1st deliverable: before 12 February 2021
2nd deliverable: before 15 April 2021
Evaluation by the committee: 16 to 30 April 2021
Winners announced: during the LACNIC 35 event
Date of the webinar: 27 January 2021

Any questions should be addressed to the IPv6 Challenge Committee:


IPv6 Challenge FAQ

Who are the past winners of the IPv6 Challenge?

8th Edition

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"