The Internet Society (ISOC), a non-profit organisation, has launched its regional office in Singapore.
A statement announcing the launch released by ISOC, read: “The Singapore regional office will focus on enhancing Internet access and networks across Asia-Pacific, driving Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) adoption to support the transition from IPv4, encouraging participation in the Internet standards development process, and working with regional forums such as APEC TEL and the OECD on Internet-related policy matters, such a privacy, broadband access for rural communities, and the security and stability of Internet infrastructure.”
Commenting on the new office, ISOC’s president and chief executive Lynn St. Amour said: “We have an active membership in Asia-Pacific of more than 16,000 members, and some of this region's greatest innovators and leaders are our members. Our expanded presence here will enable us to strengthen our engagement with regional partners and build stronger programmes in furtherance of our mission.”
The Singapore office will be headed by the organisation’s regional director of the Asia-Pacific Bureau, Rajnesh Singh.
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