APNIC at PITA 14th AGM
APNIC is proud to participate in the 14th Annual General Meeting of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA 14th AGM) and Conference from 26-30 April in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
APNIC is proud to participate in the 14th Annual General Meeting of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA 14th AGM) and Conference, 26-30 April in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
APNIC will use the opportunity to present information on the latest data on IP address distribution in the Pacific. Despite being relative latecomers in requesting IPv6 allocations, the Pacific Island nations have demonstrated higher IPv6 penetration rates than the original IPv4 adoption rates when the Internet was introduced to these nations during the last two decades.
IP addressing in the Pacific
- 21 of the 22 Pacific Island nations have IPv4 direct from APNIC, and 14 have IPv6.
- Since the PITA 13th AGM, there have been 22 requests for IPv6 space, dwarfing the ten IPv6 blocks delegated to the Pacific in the previous seven years.
- The five Least Developed Pacific nations - Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu - have the highest IPv6 penetration rates in the Pacific region.
- The rate of IPv6 addresses per capita among these nations is 60% higher than the region as a whole.
This year's AGM will be held in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Telecommunity's (APT) ICT Policy and Regulation Forum.
APNIC Secretariat staff will attend the conference and participate in a number of ways:
- Two free training sessions for pre-registered attendees:
- Internet Management Essentials
- A keynote address delivered by APNIC Director General Paul Wilson on critical IP address issues for the Pacific, including IPv4/IPv6 transition issues relevant to the Pacific Island economies
- An Internet Forum Workshop on issues such as critical Internet resources, access, and security
- A presentation by Paul Wilson on the business case for IPv6 for CEOs attending the AGM