Registration for the 9th Edition of the IPv6 Challenge Is Now Open

19 January 2021

LACNIC announces that registration to participate in the ninth edition of the IPv6 Challenge, a competition designed to promote the use of this protocol in Latin America and the Caribbean, is now open. The IPv6 Challenge originated in the former Latin American IPv6 Forum (currently part of the LACNIC Technical Forum) and was promoted by Azael Fernández with the support of LACNIC's R&D department.

The competition is open to any person or institution of the LACNIC service region who wishes to begin and/or advance their IPv6 deployment (click on the following link to see the list of countries in the LACNIC service region).

Participants will have to document their work and submit updates on their progress. 

Potential topics to be addressed include:

* IPv6 in residential networks and their support to telecommuting
* Deployment experiences
* Monitoring
* Transitioning services to IPv6
* Application programming (APIs, sockets)
* Service trials
* Measurements, etc.

Registration will remain open until 15 February, date on which the competition will begin.

The winners will be decided by a committee of experts from different countries. This committee will assess the different projects considering their scope, impact, and technical aspects of their implementation.

For more information on the IPv6 Challenge, click here. Otherwise, address any questions you may have to the IPv6 Challenge Committee at

Click here to register.