Meeting on TEIN
Time : Jan 26 12:00-14:00
Place : Room E
This special meeting was called to deliberate on the pending setup of intra
and inter regional link from Europe (TEIN) and how APAN should handle this.
At the moment, there is no collective voice from APAN and TEIN is working with
each country. Denis added that TEIN has 2 meetings scheduled in the next few
months (March and May) and that their big concern at this stage is the sustainability
of the project once the EC support stop. The following comments were made during
- SE Asia tried to negotiate as a group but ended up as separate entities
as some issues depend on the governments.
- The issue of APAN as an NGO and a community of users and the need to keep
- Treat TEIN as just one of the global entities that APAN will have to deal
- Before dealing with the other entities, does APAN know what its infrastructure
will be like next year or even in the next 5 years
- APAN should provide a venue for this project but if a formal APAN-TEIN 2
setup is formed, politics might come in and money is definitely needed.
- APAN needs to have a plan in addressing issues like TEIN.
- APAN should establish its own identity and not just react to what is happening
- TEIN is just acting as a catalyst to what APAN will be dealing with in the
After the long deliberation, the group came up
with the following recommendations:
- Deal with TEIN2 under the APAN umbrella
- Conduct strategic planning meeting on inter- and intra-regional connectivity
- Interested parties attending the TEIN2 meeting in March should provide inputs
to APAN Backbone Chair (DY Kim) to help him in assessing the necessity of
a followup meeting after this.
1. Shigeki Goto
3. Jianping Wu
4. Yong Jin Park
5. DY Kim
6. Lawrence Wong
7. Denis Villorente
8. Lee Bu Sung
9. Borhanuddin Mohd Ali
10. George McLaughlin
11. Panjai (email@example.com)