[cooperation-wg] an unwelcome ITR development?
Paul Rendek rendek at ripe.net
Fri Aug 17 13:52:00 CEST 2012
On 8/3/12 12:18 PM, Jim Reid wrote: > Will the NCC as a Sector Member, (and the other RIRs?) submit a > response to this? Should concerned members of this WG be contacting > their governments? > Hi Jim, The RIPE NCC has been following the WCIT process, and is aware of the proposed language regarding IPv6 coming from Russia. As Dmitry has noted, we have not seen any significant support for the Russian proposals "to oblige ITU to allocate/distribute some part of IPv6 addresses", nor has there been much follow-up from the Russians themselves since the proposal was made (without specific language) in April 2011. As noted on this list in July this year, we were encouraged to see the ITU IPv6 Group conclude its work with the consensus opinion that "current IPv6 allocation policies and processes met the needs of stakeholders" and that ITU work in this area should focus on capacity building activities. Of course, this does not put this issue to rest but is a positive step. The RIPE NCC has also been working to inform all stakeholders about capacity building activities being undertaken by the RIPE NCC and RIPE community. These activities are summarised in ripe-557: https://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/ripe-557/ This RIPE doc has been created from a version that was submitted to the the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Committee for ITU Policy (ComITU), at their request, ahead of their meeting next month. The RIPE NCC will be attending the upcoming CEPT event in September and it will be made clear that the RIPE NCC and RIPE community will be available to provide any information, facts and figures. We are also in contact with many regulatory authorities in the Middle East part of our region about these issues. As you note, Jim, this sort of engagement by the RIPE NCC, on behalf of the community, is most effective if backed up by operators and industry members speaking directly to their own governments and public officials so I would definitely encourage RIPE NCC and RIPE community members to do so. I see that Matt Ford has provided a link to the WSIS Issues Matrix produced by ISOC that provides an excellent overview. Again, the link is: https://fileshare.tools.isoc.org/wentworth/public/WCIT%20issues%20matrix/WCIT-ISSUES-MATRIX-15June2012.pdf I hope this provides some useful information, and am happy to answer any further questions you may have on this list. Cheers, Paul