Time 01/21/08 09:35AM-09:50AM
The Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) was formed to provide an Asian partner for the National Science Foundations HPIIS project in 1997. Since then the organisation has grown to include the majority of Asian countries. APAN is a consortium and does not operate networks itself, but provides a forum for the network operators within the Asia Pacific research and education community to collaborate on deployment, standards, and projects across the region. The range of infrastructure development across the region provides a variety of challenges from initial deployment to the provision of advanced high-bandwidth capabilities. This talk will describe the history and current status of APAN, and forecast some future developments.
Speaker Andrew Howard The Australian National University