Event Wrap: CommuniCast 2015 and MMNOG 2015

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APNIC staff participated at CommuniCast 2015 from 17 to 19 November 2015.

CommuniCast 2015 co-located with the International Myanmar ICT exhibition to provide the satellite, broadband, mobile and enterprise industries an opportunity to converge in one setting. The theme of the event was “Opportunity driven by connectivity”, to reflect the growing ICT sector in Myanmar as a result of the deregulation of the telecommunications industry and the government’s target for teledensity to reach 75% by the end of the 2015/16 financial year.

After CommuniCast 2015, APNIC staff participated in the first Myanmar Network Operators Group (MMNOG 2015) event from 21 to 22 November 2015. MMNOG was established to provide a venue for ISPs, network operators, regulators, and content providers to share information and learn about Internet infrastructure and other emerging technologies.

APNIC activities:

  • At CommuniCast 2015, George Kuo and Pubudu Jayasinghe met with Members and potential Members at the APNIC booth to answer their membership questions and provide them with information about APNIC services.
  • Following CommuniCast 2015, George and Pubudu held a Member gathering for 20 Members, where they provided an update about APNIC’s service initiatives and covered topics such as ROA creation, IPv6 and training.  APNIC 40 fellowship awardee, Semuthu Rajapakse of Ooredoo, was also kind enough to share his experiences as a fellow to the group.  The morning before the Member Gathering, George and Pubudu provided individual consultations to those interested in APNIC services.

  • At MMNOG 2015, Sanjaya presented “Internet infrastructure comparisons in the Asia Pacific region”, detailing how different networks within the region interconnect. He also provided thoughts on how Myanmar network operators can plan and grow the Internet in their economy.

  • Nurul Islam and ICANN’s Champika Wijayatunga delivered IPv6 and network security training to 25 network professionals
  • Before MMNOG, Sanjaya met with Myanmar’s telecommunication regulator, Post and Telecom Department (PTD), introducing APNIC’s services to Director General, Mr. Soe Thein. Sanjaya also presented the APNIC update and discussed how APNIC and PTD can collaborate to support Internet development in Myanmar.

For photos of the events, please view the albums on APNIC’s Flickr page.

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