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22 February – 4 March 2021
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Indonesia Network Information Center (IDNIC), serving as NIR in Indonesia, is a unit under Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII) that receives exclusive delegation from APNIC to distribute and allocate IP Addresses. This delegation represents a high level of trust since the mandate is only given to specific countries.

The establishment of IDNIC allows its members to purchase and manage resources in a more timely and economical manner without worrying about the language barrier and currency risk. Recognizing the advantages of IDNIC membership, the number of IDNIC members, including internet service providers, corporates, government, and educational institutions, has increased every year.

Equinix website

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company. Digital leaders harness our trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. We enable our customers to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.

Flexoptix website

Flexoptix GmbH Technology providers. Optimizers. Experts. Flexbox creators.

Flexoptix is a leading technology provider of optical components with a passion for optimization and engineering since 2008. They are technology providers, optimizers, experts. They are the Flexbox Creators. With the creation of the Flexbox, aka, the “Network Engineer’s Swiss Army Knife” Flexoptix pioneered and revolutionized universal transceivers.

Not only passionate about optical technology but also passionate about the community and making things happen, Flexoptix actively supports community meetings globally at international, regional and local levels. Flexoptix is proud to support APRICOT in making the APRICOT 2021 meeting happen.

IAA logo The Internet Association of Australia Inc (IAA) is a member-based association working for the benefit of the Internet and the people who build and operate it. Founded in 1995, IAA supports its members by providing technical services including peering through its IX Australia network of 35 POPs across Australia as the largest non-profit, carrier-neutral Internet Exchange in Australia. IAA also provides industry events, policy advice and professional development opportunities for its members. IAA is committed to the development and growth of the Internet industry both within Australia and internationally. IAA also operates exchanges in New Zealand on behalf of NZIX.
ISOC website

The Internet Society defends and promotes Internet policies, standards, and protocols that keep the Internet open, globally connected, and secure. Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS), a global initiative supported by the Internet Society, establishes security baselines for network operators, Internet Exchange Points, content delivery networks, and cloud providers. The Infrastructure and Community Development initiative builds local Internet infrastructure by improving interconnection and peering, with an emphasis on local community training and network operator groups, and development and deployment of Internet Exchange Points. ISOC also works in developing community networks, measuring the Internet, encryption, and more.

Online Social Sponsors


Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Our worldview

  • Intelligent cloud and intelligent edge
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Ambient intelligence
  • People-centered experiences

Our customer Solution Areas

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PHCOLO is located in the middle of the Makati Central Business District, and stands as its critical pioneer telecom colocation cross-connection facility. It is a purpose built, telecom neutral Layer 1 & 2 facility that provides last-mile infrastructure on four platforms: wireless, cable, ethernet and copper.

PHCOLO has an unsurpassed historical 15 year infrastructure uptime of 99.99999%.

We are purpose-built, telco-neutral, industry rooted and built to last. No other colocation site in the nation offers the network reach and scalability of PHCOLO.

Diversity in Tech Sponsor

Akamai website

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit,, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at here.

Community Sponsors

ALITER Networks website

Aliter makes a difference with circular IT – for people, planet and profit. Our mission is to have half a million IT products reused by 2025.

We became a certified B Corporation in 2020 and are proud to be recognized for using our business as a force for good. And by choosing to rent or purchase refurbished, good-as-new IT products through Aliter, you’re helping us get there – by reducing CO2 emissions and e-waste. A sustainable choice for the planet and your budget.

Aliter has offices in the Netherlands and Singapore, and can be found on Twitter and LinkedIn.

AMSIX website

AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is a neutral member-based association that operates multiple interconnection platforms around the world. Our leading platform in Amsterdam has been playing a crucial role at the core of the internet for more than 25 years and is one of the largest hubs for internet traffic in the world with over 9 Terabits per second (Tbps) of peak traffic. Connecting to AMS-IX ensures customers such as internet service providers, telecom companies and cloud providers that their global IP traffic is routed in an efficient, fast, secure, stable and cost-effective way. This allows them to offer low latency and engaging online experiences for end-users. AMS-IX interconnects more than 1000 IP-networks in the world.

AWS website

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 175 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

AWS is the leading cloud platform with

  • Most functionality
  • Largest community of customers and partners
  • Most secure
  • Fastest pace of innovation
  • Most proven operational expertise
  • Most extensive global cloud infrastructure
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DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) is one of the world’s leading operators of Internet Exchanges. In total, in its 28 locations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, DE-CIX provides over 2100 network operators, Internet service providers (ISPs) and content providers from more than 100 countries with peering and interconnection services. The connected customer capacity of all DE-CIX locations worldwide exceeds 70 Terabits. Taken into operation in 1995, DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany, with a data throughput of more than 10 Terabits per second (Tbps) and over 1000 connected networks, is one of the largest Internet Exchanges in the world.


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IPv4.Global is a division of Hilco Streambank. As trusted marketplace leaders, we are dedicated to reliable, transparent service. We work with you to buy and sell IP blocks, regardless of the size, and have completed


Infoblox leads the way to next-level DDI with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services with 8,000 customers including 350 of the Fortune 500. Infoblox brings next-level security, reliability and automation to on-premises, cloud and hybrid networks, setting customers on a path to a single pane of glass for network management. Next-level security helps protect against the rising flood of cyberattacks, leveraging 14 billion threat indicators and 30 plus API security integrations. Next-level reliability provides a Tier 1 foundation with five nines availability, delivered as software-defined services. Next-level automation reduces manual tasks by 70% and annual costs by more than $1 million.

JPIX website

JPIX is the world’s leading Internet Exchange provider located in Japan. We have been the pioneer as the first commercial IX company in Japan since1997. First, we started providing interconnection to Japanese domestic users, which eventually led us to become the core IXP containing the biggest Japanese eyeball. Soon international users have found the significance and effectiveness to join JPIX, we are having more international users every year. JPIX is proud to be an interconnection between Japan and the world with a reliable exchange of traffic and a highly performed platform.

NSRC Website

The Network Startup Resource Center which is based at the University of Oregon, was established in 1992 to provide technical assistance to organizations setting up computer networks in new areas to connect scientists engaged in collaborative research and education. For the past 25 years, the NSRC has helped develop Internet infrastructure and network operations communities in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East. The NSRC is partially funded by the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program of the U.S. National Science Foundation and Google, with additional contributions from dozens of public and private organizations.

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Paraqum Technologies specializes in network intelligence and control providing unmatched real-time visibility of network traffic along with granular control for assuring the best quality of experience for the users. In an era where quality consciousness is rapidly improving Paraqum solutions allows you to innovate with respect to value added package creation.Our clientele includes Telco, ISP and Enterprise market customers from around the world. Driven by a passionate team of individuals,we take pride in always bringing the latest technology into our products. With our diverse range of network products the customer is always assured of the right solution.

TEIN CC website

Research and Education(R&E) Network Connectivity between Europe and Asia

The EU co-funded Asi@Connect Project provides a dedicated regional high capacity and high-quality internet network, Trans-Eurasia Information Network(TEIN), for research and education(R&E) communities across Asia-Pacific and Europe, and leverages e-infrastructures developed for public service project. Asi@Connect receives €20 Million funding from the EU for 5 years with additional financial contributions from the Asian partners. Its network currently operates at speeds of up to 100 Gbps and interconnects research, science, and higher educational institutions in 24 countries/ economies across Asia-Pacific.

Telehouse Website

Established in 1996, NYIIX is one of the largest IXPs in the US peering market. Currently NYIIX operates in 3 key geographic locations, New York with 7 POPs, Los Angles with 2 POPs, and Philadelphia with 1 POP, serving all major data centers for easy access. The members consist of varieties of types including, but not limited to, eye-balls, contents, CDNs, on-line games, cloud providers, SNSs, or education sectors from US, Canada, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia/Pacific. A member can join NYIIX via our resellers also. Please visit NYIIX web site for further details.

PCCWGlobal website

PCCW Global is a leading international communications service provider, offering the latest mobility, voice and data solutions to multinational enterprises, telecommunications partners, cloud and application service providers. With a network footprint reaching over 3,000 cities in 160+ countries across 5 continents, our truly global coverage combined with local on-the-ground knowledge has helped us build best-in-class global connections linking Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Our network supports a portfolio of integrated communications services including connectivity, applications, and tailored solutions integrated and orchestrated by the Console Connect on-demand digital Software Defined Interconnection ® platform, one of the first global platforms to fully automate switching and routing of all communications for seamless interconnection.

To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit.

SGIX website

Singapore Internet Exchange (SGIX) is one of the largest non-profit Internet Exchange operating in the region. As an Open and Neutral Internet Exchange with its peering points located within major data centres across the country, SGIX manages a distributed network that enables seamless exchange of Internet traffic between all connecting peers and at the same time, help to improve their overall network performance. SGIX peers include service providers from Global and Domestic Carriers, IP Transit, Content and Social Media, Video Streaming, Cloud, Content Distribution Networks, Gaming, Educational Institutions, Research Organizations, and many others.

vasexperts website

VAS Experts is a software developer of a multifunctional solution for Internet Service Providers – Stingray Service Gateway. Since 2013 we have built trust of more than 1100 providers all over the world.

The SSG solution combines:

  • Broadband Remote Access Server (BRAS/BNG)
  • Carrier-Grade NAT
  • Traffic Policing (Quality of Service)
  • Traffic filtering
  • Quality of Experience
  • Regulatory Compliance (Lawful Interception)

These functions are based on Deep Packet Inspection technology. Since the platform is able to deeply analyze traffic and detect different protocols, you can effectively manage it:

  1. to reduce expenses: the solution is software, so it is easy to scale up, maintain and get rid of a set of disparate equipment
  2. to increase subscribers’ loyalty with the best quality services at affordable price
  3. to provide easier network operation.


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