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 to deploy IPv6 in their networks.

The idea is to use the tasks set by the challenge as a starting point to kick off IPv6 deployment or to advance the IPv6 deployment process. Participants must submit their results as the Challenge progresses.


For participants to begin implementing IPv6 or advance their IPv6 deployments.

Who can participate?

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

How can I participate?

Multiple topics can be addressed during the challenge, including:

  • IPv6 in residential networks and how it supports teleworking
  • Deployment experiences
  • Monitoring
  • Transition of services to IPv6
  • Application programming (APIs, sockets)
  • Service trials
  • Measurements (e.g., using RIPE Atlas, Route Collector)
  • IPv6-related research
  • IP addressing / management / control
  • IPv6 and DNS/DNSSEC
  • 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 / others)
  • IPv6 in satellite networks
  • IPv6 and geolocation
  • IPv6 in OSS/BSS or similar systems (challenges)
  • Privacy and security with IPv6
  • IPv6 security for an ISP and businesses
  • IPv6 and mobility
  • IPv6 in 5G and 4G networks
  • Routing protocols
  • IPv6 as it relates to “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
  • IPv6 resource certification (RPKI): IRR, RPKI, ROAs
  • MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security)

Non-limiting examples of projects that participated in previous editions of the IPv6 Challenge:

  1. Offering transparent services to a group of end users over both versions of the Internet Protocol.
  2. Implementation of servers with IPv6 support, such as Web, DNS, Conference, Jabber, SSH, and others
  3. Development of software with IPv6 support
  4. Implementation of 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 formula, but the best projects will be named the winners.

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

The committee fully trusts the accuracy of the documentation submitted by the participants. However, we reserve the right to perform certain reviews of the documentation we receive.

Thus, the committee uses various tools to review the participants' IPv6 deployments, including:

Can I request third-party support for my deployment?

Yes, you can receive help from a consultant or any other resource you wish. However, it is the organization deploying IPv6 (NOT the consultant) who must register for the Challenge. Likewise, the deliverables submitted to the committee must not include any reference to any third parties hired to work on the challenge.

Can I contact you, the Challenge committee, if I have any additional questions?

Absolutely! In fact, we'd love to hear from you. You can always contact us at comite-reto-ipv6 @ lac.ipv6tf.org 


Prizes will be presented to the top two projects:

  • A certificate of participation
  • A material prize or a prize in kind
  • An announcement in LACNIC News (LACNIC's newsletter) and LACNIC's 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 Website


IPv6 Challenge FAQ


Who are the past winners of the IPv6 Challenge?

11th edition (2022)

1st place:

SEA Telecom - Brazil

2nd place:

Vectra Brasil

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"