Message from Mr. Paul Wilson

Director General

Asia Pacific Network Information Centre

On behalf of APNIC (the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre), I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on the special occasion of your 45th anniversary. This is a significant and historic milestone for the APT that is truly worth celebrating and commemorating.

I commend the APT for its tireless dedication and commitment to standardization and ICT development in the Asia Pacific region. The APT has earned the highest level of respect from regional and global ICT policymakers as it has continually provided an essential platform that enables its members to harmoniously discuss ICT policy positions for the region.

APNIC was warmly welcomed as an Affiliate Member of APT since 2013. Throughout the years, we have greatly appreciated the collaborations and partnerships with APT and its members. Our joint capacity building efforts have been productive and beneficial to the Asia Pacific community. I hope to see our partnership continue to grow and strengthen.

On this momentous 45th anniversary, I join others in recognizing and celebrating the APT’s long-standing achievements and efforts to promote ICT development in the region. I thank the APT for its dedication and commitment and wish the APT continued success in its future work and endeavours.

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The GSMA sends our heartfelt congratulations to the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on reaching its 45th Anniversary.

Since its establishment in 1979, APT has been a cornerstone in fostering telecommunications and ICT development across the Asia-Pacific region. As an organization deeply committed to advancing the global mobile ecosystem, GSMA values the longstanding partnership and collaboration we have shared with APT over the years.

Our collaboration with APT has been instrumental in driving forward various initiatives aimed at enhancing connectivity, innovation, and digital inclusion throughout the region, including some key highlights of our positive and productive collaboration:

  • Spectrum Harmonization and Management: GSMA and APT have worked closely together to advocate for spectrum harmonization and efficient spectrum management practices. Through joint workshops, conferences, and policy dialogues, we have supported APT members in aligning their spectrum policies with international best practices, thereby improving harmonisation and fostering the deployment of advanced mobile technologies.
  • Policy Advocacy and Capacity Building: GSMA and APT have partnered to provide capacity-building programs and technical assistance to regulatory authorities and policymakers across the Asia-Pacific region. These initiatives help to strengthen regulatory frameworks, promote investment-friendly environments, and foster the adoption of policies conducive to the growth of mobile broadband services and digital infrastructure.
  • Cybersecurity and Digital Trust: In an increasingly interconnected world, cybersecurity is paramount to building trust and confidence in digital technologies. GSMA and APT have collaborated on cybersecurity awareness campaigns, knowledge-sharing initiatives, and capacity-building workshops to empower stakeholders with the necessary tools and resources to address emerging cybersecurity challenges effectively.
  • Industry Events and Knowledge Sharing: GSMA and APT have collaborated on organizing industry events, conferences, and seminars to facilitate knowledge exchange, promote best practices, and foster networking opportunities among stakeholders in the telecommunications and ICT sectors. These platforms serve as invaluable forums for sharing insights, showcasing innovations, and addressing the most pressing challenges facing our industry.

As we celebrate this significant milestone in APT's journey, we reaffirm our commitment to continued collaboration and partnership in advancing the telecommunications and ICT agenda in the Asia-Pacific region. Together, we can harness the power of connectivity to drive sustainable development, bridge the digital divide, and create a brighter future for all.

Please accept our warmest wishes for a successful anniversary celebration, and we look forward to further strengthening our partnership with APT in the years ahead.

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Message from Ms. Sally Costerton

Interim President and CEO

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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Message from Mr. Sebastian Bellagamba

Vice-President, External and Community Engagement

Internet Society

On its 45th anniversary, the Internet Society congratulates the APT for resolutely enabling Members to effectively work together to develop strategies, policies and regulations that are fit for the digital age.

For nearly half a century, the APT has played a pivotal role in facilitating multistakeholder coordination, knowledge-exchange, and capacity-building in the world’s biggest and most socio-economically diverse region. The platform that it provides has been critical to accelerating Internet adoption in Asia-Pacific, and in testing and scaling innovative Internet services and applications that are tailored to the region’s needs.

As Asia-Pacific embraces emerging technologies, we commend the APT for its sustained commitment to addressing ongoing challenges in Internet access, and to encouraging approaches that would allow the region to fully and equitably benefit from the opportunities the Internet brings. We value our collaboration with APT in advancing holistic solutions to extend connectivity to unserved and underserved areas, building local technical expertise to deploy robust and reliable Internet infrastructure, and promoting best practices to foster a trusted and secure online environment.

As the APT looks to the future, we stands ready to continue working with you to achieve our shared goal of nurturing an open, globally connected, interoperable, and resilient Internet that makes a positive difference in people’s lives.

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Message from Mr. Yoshihiro Uchiyama

Executive Officer

KDDI Corporation

On behalf of KDDI Corporation and KDDI Group, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity on the occasion of its 45th anniversary. It is with great pleasure and warm regards that we celebrate this significant milestone.

Over the past several decades, we have proudly stood as an affiliate member, collaborating with APT in areas such as social infrastructure and human resource development.

Our shared mission is to bridge the digital divide and strengthen communities in the Asia-Pacific region. In retrospect, these activities have yielded mutually beneficial and fruitful results for all parties involved, for which we express our deepest gratitude.

In line with our corporate philosophy of "Contributing to the development of an affluent communications society" KDDI is committed to achieving sustainable growth for both the company and society. We aim to enhance not only economic value but also social and environmental value through our activities. These efforts will extend beyond telecommunication services to encompass a wide range of fields including Digital transformation, Finance, Energy, Life Transformation. It is our aim to become a corporate group that contributes to creating an exciting future society for our customers by enriching and invigorating the increasingly connected world.

Building on this commitment, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with APT. Our goal is to support and promote all APT members in bringing about qualitative and sustainable growth of ICT in the Asia-Pacific region. Once again, we extend our warmest congratulations to APT on its 45th anniversary.

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Message from Dr. Shigehiro ANO


KDDI Foundation

As the President of KDDI Foundation, I am honored to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT). This significant milestone not only marks the passage of time but also highlights the impactful journey we've embarked on together, aimed at diminishing digital divides and fostering capacity building across Asia and the Pacific.

Our collaboration has been a cornerstone in leveraging digital technology to benefit all and has facilitated projects that have significantly enhanced digitalization and empowered communities. These initiatives have not just introduced technology but have also equipped individuals and institutions with the digital literacy necessary for the modern era, contributing meaningfully to the socio-economic upliftment of the region. The joint efforts in many pilot projects and capacity building trainings deserve special mention for their role in preparing our communities for a digital future even the most remote areas.

As we look forward, the evolving digital landscape presents both challenges and opportunities. KDDI Foundation remains committed to our partnership with APT, ready to face these challenges head-on and turn them into opportunities for furthering digital inclusivity. Our collective action is key to ensuring that the benefits of digital technology extend to everyone, especially those in underserved communities.

I have full confidence in the accomplishments that our continued collaboration will yield. By working together, we can introduce more innovative solutions, further bridging the digital divide and creating a more connected, inclusive, and prosperous future for the Asia Pacific region. On this 45th anniversary of APT, let us recommit to our shared goals and look forward to achieving even greater milestones together.

With deepest appreciation and best wishes for our continued partnership.

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Message from Ms. Normarinee Mohd Nor

Chief Executive Officer

Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB)

On behalf of the Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB), it is with great honour and admiration that we extend our warmest congratulations to the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on its momentous 45th anniversary. This remarkable milestone not only commemorates the many achievements of APT but also celebrates its contributions to the efforts of telecommunication standardisation across the Asia-Pacific region.

Since its establishment in 1979, the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) has been a driving force in promoting telecommunication standards that foster interoperability, innovation, and sustainable growth. Through its commitment to collaboration and technical expertise, APT has shaped the telecommunication landscape by ensuring seamless integration of diverse technologies and networks. APT's dedication to standardization, evident in initiatives like the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Standardization Program (ASTAP) and the APT Preparatory Group for World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA), has provided a platform for consensus-building and knowledge-sharing, thus fostering a digitally inclusive Asia-Pacific community.

As a proud member of APT since 2014, MTSFB has reaped substantial benefits from our membership, particularly through active involvement in the Expert Group on Internet of Things Application Services (EG IOT) and Expert Group on Security (EG IS) under the Working Group Service and Application (WG SA) in ASTAP. Our involvement in ASTAP has enabled us to submit 4 papers where 3 were accepted and has provided us with ample opportunities for collaboration, knowledge exchange and capacity-building particularly in technical codes development and beyond. Through participation in various working groups within ASTAP, we have engaged with experts, industry stakeholders and regulatory bodies from across the region, fostering a collaborative environment that is conducive to sharing best practices and co-creating innovative solutions to address evolving challenges in telecommunication standards development.

Furthermore, our participation in ASTAP has enabled us to share and contribute research papers, case studies and technical insights with fellow members, enriching the collective knowledge base and driving continuous improvement in our standards development efforts. More importantly, the knowledge gained through ASTAP is not confined only to international discussions and perspectives but is introduced and adapted to the local scene. Through effective dissemination and adaptation, the insights and solutions shared in ASTAP are tailored to suit Malaysia's unique needs and challenges, thereby enhancing our efforts in modifying and producing technical codes hence contributing to the advancement of Malaysia’s communication and multimedia industry.

As we celebrate this significant milestone, let us reaffirm our collective commitment to advancing telecommunication standardisation as a catalyst for sustainable development and inclusive growth. By harnessing the power of technology and collaboration, we can build a brighter future for generations to come, where innovation thrives, connectivity flourishes and opportunities abound for all.

Once again, congratulations to the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity on its 45th Anniversary. May APT's legacy of excellence, innovation and collaboration continue to inspire and empower us across the region.

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Message from Dr. Gopinath Rao Sinniah

Chair, Reference Panel

Malaysian Technical Standards Forum Bhd (MTSFB)

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Message from Mr. Son, Seung-hyun


Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)

On behalf of the Telecommunication Technology Association (TTA) of the Republic of Korea, I extend my sincere congratulations to the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity on the significant milestone of your 45th anniversary.

Over the past four and a half decades, APT has served as a hub of innovation and collaboration, leading the way in the advancement of ICT in the Asia-Pacific Region. As an affiliate member, TTA has been privileged to witness and participate in APT’s remarkable journey.

Also, your unwavering commitment to supporting your members and collaborating with relevant stakeholders to navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of ICT is truly commendable.

APT’s leadership and visionary approach have driven unprecedented growth in the ICT sector across the region. Your efforts have not only accelerated technological development but also paved the way for a more interconnected and collaborative future for all member countries.

As TTA continues to actively participate in APT’s activities, we are proud to contribute to strengthening the collective voice of the Asia-Pacific region on the international stage. Our joint contributions to international standards are evidence of our shared dedication to the technological progress and welfare of the Asia-Pacific community.

Looking ahead, I am eager to expend our joint efforts in advancing ICT development, particularly in emerging technologies such as 6G, AI, quantum technology, and cybersecurity. TTA remains committed to our partnership with APT and anticipates further cooperation that will drive innovation and enhance prosperity across the region.

As we celebrate this important moment once again, TTA wishes APT continued success in all its future steps.

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Message from Dr. Hideyuki Iwata


Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC)

The TTC would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to APT on the significant milestone of its 45th anniversary. APT's dedication to fostering cooperation and development in the telecommunications sector across the Asia-Pacific region is truly commendable.

The TTC is developing case study of solutions to solve the social issues using ICT for the APT region supported by the APT project, and EG BSG of ASTAP is developing a handbook to disseminate these solutions for APT region. In addition, we are conducting APT training to train young and women's ICT engineers and standardization experts.

Here's to celebrating 45 years of excellence and to many more years of fruitful collaboration and innovation ahead. Congratulations, APT!

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