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Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific bureau works with chapters to cultivate expert communities in developing countries, collaborate with regional policy makers, and build access for unserved and underserved communities.

We work in the following sub-regions:

  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia

You can read stories from our APAC Chapters here.

Regional focus

Community empowerment

In a bid to promote Internet usage and innovation in remote towns and villages, the APAC Bureau undertakes workshops for marginalised communities–including women and indigenous minorities–on digital literacy, online content.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Focusing on rural connectivity, the APAC Bureau collaborates with local partners and community members in deploying and scaling up wireless mesh networks, and in advocating for the use of unlicensed spectrum for Internet connectivity.

Policy

Policy

The APAC Bureau is at the forefront of the advocacy for a bottoms-up and decentralised model of Internet governance in the region. It reaches out to key influencers within and beyond the core Internet community.

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Capacity building

Capacity-building forms a crucial part of the APAC Bureau’s efforts to foster an open and sustainable Internet. In line with the Internet Society’s ‘smart development’ approach, it ensures that physical networks are built alongside the human capacity.

Technology

Standards & technology

The APAC Bureau actively engages with vendors, operators and service providers at gatherings such as the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) and the Asia-Pacific Top Level Domain Meetings to promote.

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Wireless For Communities

Wireless for Communities (W4C) provides last mile connectivity to rural and remote areas of the Asia-Pacific using wireless technologies.

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Encryption 17 December 2020

International Community Joins Indian Policy and Cybersecurity Experts in Warning about the Dangers of Traceability

A growing group of international and local cybersecurity and policy experts are weighing in on proposed changes to Indian...

China Telecom answers US internet routing hijack claims by joining internet routing security team: How do you like them apples?
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In the News 14 December 2020

China Telecom answers US internet routing hijack claims by joining internet routing security team: How do you like them apples?

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FCC Begins Process of Ending China Telecom’s U.S. Operations
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In the News 14 December 2020

FCC Begins Process of Ending China Telecom’s U.S. Operations

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‘Encryption central to trust, confidentiality, and India’s efforts of digital transformation’
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In the News 11 December 2020

‘Encryption central to trust, confidentiality, and India’s efforts of digital transformation’

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China Telecom Touts Security
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In the News 11 December 2020

China Telecom Touts Security

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‘Encryption central to trust, confidentiality, and India’s efforts of digital transformation’
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In the News 11 December 2020

‘Encryption central to trust, confidentiality, and India’s efforts of digital transformation’

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Promoting the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.

Asia-Pacific team

Rajnesh Singh

Regional Vice President - Asia-Pacific

Noelle Francesca De Guzman

Senior Advisor, Policy and External Engagement

Naveed Haq

Regional Infrastructure and Connectivity Director

Aftab Siddiqui

Senior Manager, Internet Technology - Asia-Pacific

Adrian Wan

Policy Advocacy Manager

Our chapters

With 21 chapter in 16 countries, this diverse and fast growing region is home to 25% of our global members. This active and dynamic network of chapters hosts local and regional events and discussions, builds Internet infrastructure in underserved regions, and provides technical trainings to build local expertise.

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