APNIC staff attended the 15th South Asia Telecom Regulators Council (SATRC) from 5 to 7 August 2014 in Paro, Bhutan.
Held annually, SATRC meetings discuss and coordinate regulatory issues related to the telecommunications and ICT areas in the South Asian region. SATRC-15 was organized by the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT), which is an intergovernmental organization spearheading ICT development and innovation in the Asia Pacific region. APNIC has been an affiliate member of the APT since 2013 and has collaborated and participated in APT activities.
The focus of SATRC-15 was the discussion and reports of various activities arising from SATRC action plan IV, including migration strategies for IPv6 and developing action plan V.
- Sunny Chendi gave a presentation in the Industry – Regulator Dialogue on 5 August about governmental support for IPv6 adoption, in particular, noting that regulators’ support is critical to successful IPv6 adoption. The presentation was well received and triggered discussion on legacy IPv4 space, the availability of IPv4 space in the Asia Pacific region, how regulators can support regional IPv6 migration, and how APNIC can assist regulators with IPv6 adoption.
- Sunny also had the opportunity to meet up with a few regulators, including the Nepal Telecommunications Authority, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka, the Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority and the Communications Authority of Maldives. During these meetings, there was discussion about IPv6 roadmaps, IPv6 uptake strategies, and IPv6 projects.
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