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Internet Association and Leading Organizations in Asia Pacific Commitment to the development of Internet Exchange Points to enhance the affordability, quality and reliability of the Internet

WashingtonAnd the March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Asia Pacific Internet Organizations and the Internet Society today announced the signing of a Joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote and support the development of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in Asia Pacific.

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IXPs are technology infrastructures that enable a faster, cheaper and more reliable Internet experience by bringing together multiple networks from the private, public and educational sectors to connect and share Internet traffic. Internet Exchange Points can help countries benefit from the global Internet economy by improving any country’s access to the Internet, opening up a world of possibilities with minimal investment.

The note will serve all Asia Pacific region but will benefit most countries whose domestic Internet traffic is exchanged via international links. This includes landlocked countries, emerging economies that require more localization of Internet traffic, and small island developing states.

The signatories are committed to mobilizing common resources to facilitate the development of Internet Exchange Points in Asia Pacific The area includes:

  • Internet Society A global non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance the development of the Internet as a global technology infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.

  • Asia Pacific Association for Internet Exchange (APIX) – Association of IXPs in Asia Pacific The area serves as a forum for knowledge exchange and technical cooperation.

  • APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) – Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Asia Pacific. In addition to distributing and managing Internet number resources, APNIC has supported Internet infrastructure deployment and capacity building in the region for more than 20 years.

  • APNIC . Foundation An institution whose mission is to increase investment in the development of the Internet in Asia Pacific The region through various partnerships focusing on education, training, human capacity building, community development, research, projects and related activities.

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“The signing of this joint Memorandum of Understanding indicates the Internet Society’s commitment to partnering with organizations in the Asia Pacific The region is to develop IXPs, which will enable the local exchange of Internet traffic, reducing dependence on international gateways. This partnership will benefit businesses and consumers alike by improving affordability and quality of access by providing more direct network connections. “
Navid Al-HaqDirector of Infrastructure and Regional Communication In the Internet Society.

APNIC has long supported the development of non-profit Internet exchanges in the United States Asia Pacific. By working with ISOC, APIX and the APNIC Foundation, we can accelerate the growth of IXPs in the region to benefit more communities faster. “
Chi Hoo ChengDirector of Infrastructure and Development, APNIC.

“The APNIC Foundation is pleased to be a part of this exciting new initiative to help further develop non-profit IXPs in the Asia Pacific. Under the recently approved Enterprise Strategic Plan, the Foundation has a clear commitment to support infrastructure development within the strategic pillar focused on meaningful impact. We look forward to working with other initiative partners and building a proven track record of collaboration, collaboration, and achievement.”
Duncan MacintoshCEO, APNIC Corporation.

“Our mission is to spread open and neutral Internet exchanges in the Asia Pacific region as well as to share knowledge and experience among established and established Internet exchanges. It will accelerate cooperation with ISOC, APNIC and the APNIC Foundation to develop more and more IXPs, which will provide a stable, reliable and affordable Internet infrastructure in this region.” APIX is pleased to play an important role in this collaboration.”
Katsuyasu ToyamaAPIX Steering Committee.

To learn more, visit the Internet Society’s page on how IXPs make the Internet faster and more affordable.

About the Internet Society

Founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as a global non-profit organization working to ensure that the Internet remains a force for the good of all. Through its community of members, special interest groups, and more than 120 chapters around the world, the organization advocates and promotes Internet policies, standards and protocols that keep the Internet open, connected and secure globally. For more information, please visit:

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