APNIC at PCTA Tech Show: Analyst Mulingbayan fields inquiries

  • Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), a Regional Internet Registry, participated in the PCTA Tech Show, where 1,800 attendees explored connectivity themes.
  • At the event, APNIC’s senior internet resource analyst, Anna Mulingbayan, and community trainer Liezel Manangan tutored 200 participants about internet exchange points and routing.
  • Amidst changes, APNIC faces debates on its responsiveness and transparency, highlighted by director general Paul Wilson’s resignation announcement.

Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), a membership-based internet service provider, participated in the Philippines Cable and Telecommunications Association (PCTA) Tech Show from April 1 to 5, 2024.

APNIC in PCTA event

Approximately 1,800 attendees gathered at the prestigious PCTA Tech Show event, which bore the compelling theme “PCTA Internet Exchange: Cohesion and Coherence to Connectivity.”

Over the course of the tech show, attendees engaged in wide-ranging discussions on topics including cloud computing, IPv6, the broader Internet landscape, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

For 200 participants, APNIC’s senior internet resource analyst, Anna Mulingbayan, and community trainer Liezel Manangan delivered a tutorial session on Internet Exchange Points (IXP) and routing.

Additionally, Anna hosted a booth where she talked with several APNIC members, providing insights and addressing inquiries related to APNIC membership, Internet number resources, and other pertinent topics.

Also read: What is APNIC? Inside the backbone of Asia’s internet

Also read: Paul Wilson resigns as Director General of APNIC

Major APNIC updates

During the APNIC Annual General Meeting, director general Paul Wilson announced his resignation. The declaration was made in March during APNIC 57, which was held in Bangkok.

Wilson will be assisting with the transition to a new director general until June 2024, as the search for his replacement has already commenced. Currently, the position remains vacant, adding uncertainty to the situation.

While APNIC is crucial for monitoring IP address allocation and promoting internet expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, others argue that its rules are too slow and bureaucratic to keep up with the rapidly changing technological landscape.

There have also occasionally been complaints raised about transparency and accountability in the organization’s decision-making processes.


Sylvia Shen

Sylvia Shen is an editorial assistant at Blue Tech Wave specialising in Fintech and Blockchain. She graduated from the University of California, Davis. Send tips to s.shen@btw.media.

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