Session Details

Backbone Committee

ChairsNavaneethan C Arjuman [navamee AT]
Yves Poppe [ywpoppe AT]

The APAN Backbone Committee (BBC),  coordinates the development of the APAN backbone links in the region and the interconnectivity between the APAN members with Europe and North America as well as the other regions of the world.  Primary goals are to ensure complementarity, mutual back-up and mutual transit as well as the optimal use of R&E networking hubs and Open Exchanges. To this end, BBC meets at every APAN Conference to receive update briefs from involved entities and to discuss strategies ahead.

It is to be noted that APAN NOC, another very important group in APAN, holds the Network Engineering Workshop (NEW)  at every APAN conference. The focus of BBC would be on 'connectivities' and strategic planning side of the APAN links whereas NOC and NEW would take care of the engineering side.


  • an updated list of deliverables will be discussed during the APAN42 in Hong Kong

Last Updated: 2016 July 12th

Target AudienceNREN representatives involved in network aspects
No. of Participants30
AgendaSession 1
Date: 2016-08-03
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
  • Connectivity update
    Kazunori Konishi, APAN
    [konishi AT]

  • Subsea cable capacity update
    Yves William Poppe, A*STAR
    [ywpoppe AT]

  • Capacity sharing, peering and mutual back-up
    Jennifer Schopf, Indiana University
    [jmschopf AT]

  • Singapore Open Exchange
    Francis Lee, SingaREN

  • APAN Interactive Network Map update
    Navaneethan C. Arjuman[navamee AT]

Seating ArrangementClassroom