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5 - 12 September 2019


Thank you to the attendees, sponsors, and everyone who contributed to APNIC 48. The preliminary event participation statistics are:

Conference Statistics

Total number of on-site delegates 422*
Economies represented 54
APNIC Member organizations represented 198
Remote Participants Zoom 178**
YouTube 2,559 views and 22,112 minutes viewed
#apnic48 tweets 986 from 232 users

* Excludes APNIC staff.
** Web-based online participation options included a choice of video, audio, and text chat. These figures are based on unique IP addresses and exclude APNIC staff and on-site participants, as reported by Zoom statistics.


One position on the NRO NC was up for election. The nominations (in the order they were received) were:

Congratulations to Aftab Siddiqui on his re-election to the NRO NC. He will serve a two-year term of office.

Cooperation SIG

The Cooperation SIG is a forum for discussion about broader Internet issues such as public policy and Internet governance with a focus on information sharing, outreach, capacity building, and other activities that will advance APNIC’s vision for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet. The theme of this SIG was on the transnational nature of network operations.

Presentations at the SIG included:


The NIR SIG shares information relating to the operations, policies, and procedures of National Internet Registries (NIRs) with the aim of promoting close cooperation among the NIRs and with the APNIC Secretariat.

The NIR SIG had presentations from the following NIRs:

The term of NIR SIG Co-Chair, Zhen Yu's term ended at APNIC 48. There were three nominations for the role of Co-Chair: Dinesh Tharanga Rubasingh Gunawardena, Swetha Mehta, and Zhen Yu. As both Dinesh and Swetha were not in the SIG to participate in the election, Zhen Yu assumed the role of Co-Chair for a term of two years.

Policy SIG

The APNIC Policy SIG is an open forum to develop policies and procedures that relate to the management and use of Internet address resources by APNIC, NIRs, and ISPs within the Asia Pacific region.

The following policy proposals were discussed at the APNIC 48 Policy SIG.

Did not reach consensus and returned to the author for further consideration:

Reached consensus in the Policy SIG and AMM:

In addition to the proposals, there were two presentations:

The community also reached consensus to improve the Policy SIG Charter as follows:

'The Policy SIG charter is to develop policies which relate to the management and use of Internet number resources within the Asia Pacific region. These include policies for resource allocation, recovery and transfer, and for resource registration within whois, reverse DNS, RPKI, and related services'.

Translated summaries of the policy proposals

The policy proposals discussed at the APNIC 48 Policy SIG have been translated into the following languages.

Routing Security/RPKI SIG

A Routing Security BoF was held and the establishment of a new Routing Security/RPKI SIG reached consensus at the AMM. Elections for Chair and Co-Chair roles will be held at APNIC 49. The draft charter states:

  • The SIG will provide a platform to discuss the operational issues and best practices to secure global Internet routing.
  • The SIG will be the forum for discussion about broader Internet routing topics including RPKI, IRRd, etc which are very much related to network operators.
  • The SIG will act as a forum to develop and clarify deployment of services by APNIC such as RPKI, IRRd, RRDP, etc and collect feedback from network operators about what changes they want and how it is positively/negatively impacting their operations.
  • The SIG will focus on information sharing, outreach, capacity building, and other activities that will advance APNIC’s vision for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet.

Memorandum of Understanding

APNIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Myanmar Internet Exchange (MMIX). This MoU strengthened the relationship between the two organizations as they agreed to collectively work together, share information, and facilitate the development of the Internet in Myanmar.

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