Event Wrap: APEC TELMIN 10

By on 10 Apr 2015

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The 21 APEC economies have agreed to promote the greater adoption of IPv6 at the 10th meeting of APEC Telecommunications and Information Ministers (TELMIN).

TELMIN is a bi-annual high-level event where officials from the 21 APEC economies meet to determine future activities for the TEL Working Group. APEC TELMIN 10 took place in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia from 26-31 March.

The objective of APEC TELMIN is to achieve sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific region by improving the telecommunications and information infrastructure, promoting free trade and investment, and facilitating effective cooperation.

APNIC has been a regular guest at APEC TEL meetings since 2008.  APNIC’s participation focuses on spreading information and knowledge to government representatives in the Asia Pacific region on the importance of transitioning to IPv6 for the continued growth and stability of the Internet.

One of the key outcomes of the meeting was APECTEL agreed to promote greater adoption of IPv6 and encourage implementation of APECTEL IPv6 guidelines as part of the Strategic Action Plan 2016 to 2020.

Two APNIC staff attended.

APNIC staff activities included:

  • Paul Wilson delivered a speech during the “Dialogue with Industry Leaders and Academia on their vision of APEC TEL for the future”
  • Paul also delivered a speech during the Closing Plenary session
  • Attended two days of ministerial meetings
  • Participated in bilateral meetings with Australia, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Brunei, Korea and Hong Kong
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