APIPv6TF assists in IPv6 production-level deployment and promotion in economies in the Asia Pacific region. Specific objectives include,

  1. working as a liaison for other Asia Pacific organizations through the provision of recommendation documents regarding IPv6 deployment.

  2. proposing, discussing, implementing and sharing regional and local IPv6 strategies for public, private and promotional organizations.

  3. facilitating the means to promote IPv6 and its related technology through the organization and provision of an open mailing list, Task Force web site, and Task Force managed promotional events.

  4. developing [General Deployment and Transition Guidelines] - a set of smooth IPv6 deployment scenario for Home, Enterprise, Public Sector, ISP and Mobile-operator segments.

  5. investigating and publicizing IPv6 deployment status through diffusion metric identified measurement.

  6. promoting high-level awareness activities through events targeting CEO/COO/Government/Regulatory Body officials.


Primary Activities

  • open mailing list operation

  • web site operation

  • quarterly Task Force meetings

  • organization of an annual IPv6 AP Summit


Membership is open to any individual or organization willing to contribute to IPv6 promotion and deployment in the Asia Pacific region.
Membership fees do not apply to participation in Task Force activities.

» How To Join Us

Advisory Board

An Advisory Board (AB) comprised of no more than one representative per member economy will overlook the operations and activities of the Task Force. Advisory Board delegates will be recognized, influential leaders in IPv6 deployment and will be appointed by recommendation of Steering Committee members.

China China

Mr. Dong Liu

  • Chairman of China IPv6 Council

  • Chairman of Global IPv6 Summit in China (2002, 2003 and 2004)

  • Board Member of IPv6 Forum

  • CEO & President of BII Group and Beijing Internet Institute

Japan Japan

Jun Murai

  • Professor, Keio University

  • President, IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan

Korea Korea

Dr. Kishik Park

  • President of IPv6 Forum Korea, Vice-President of ETRI)

Malaysia Malaysia

Dr. Mohamed Awang Lah

  • CEO, Jaring, Malaysia

Taiwan Taiwan

Dr. Shian Shyong Tseng

  • Project Chair, National IPv6 Deployment and Development Program

  • President of TWNIC

Steering Committee

A Steering Committee (SC) comprised of two to three nominated representatives per member economy will be responsible for execution of the core activities of the Task Force.

China China

Mr. Zhenzhou Lei

  • Senior Specialist of MII

  • Former Chief Engineer of China Academy of Telecommunications Research of MII

  • Former Director of Telecom S&T Information Research Institute of MII

  • Deputy Director of Policy and Resource Committee of Internet Society of China

Mr. Xing Li

  • Professor of Tsinghua University

  • Deputy Director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET)

Mr. Le Ricky Lu

  • Director of Strategic Co-operation Group of 6TNet (IPv6 Telecom Trial Network) of MII

  • Global Strategy Executive Director of BII Group

India India

Mr. Hemanth Dattatreya

  • President, IPv6 Forum India

Gopi Garge

  • Vice-President, IPv6 Forum India

Ms. Sai Sree

Japan Japan

Takashi Arano

  • CTO, Intec NetCore, Inc.

  • Board Member of the IPv6 Forum (2001-)

  • Chair of IPv6 Deployment Committee of Internet Association Japan (2000-)

  • Co-Chair of International Strategic Group of IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan (2001-)

Kosuke Ito

  • Canon, Inc.

Kazu Yamamoto

  • Internet Initiative Japan, Inc.

  • WIDE Project, Board Member

Korea Korea

HyoungJun Kim

  • Director of IPv6 Forum Korea

  • Leader of NGI Standards Team in ETRI

Dr.YuJung Kim

  • Chair of Application WG in IPv6 Forum Korea

  • Leader of NGI Team in NCA

Singapore Singapore

Winston Seah

  • Lead Scientist and Manager, Networking Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

  • Associate, Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN)

James Seng

  • Assistant Director, Enabler Technologies

  • Technology Group, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)

Taiwan Taiwan

Dr. Peter Fu-Ching Wang

  • Vice-President, IPv6 Forum Taiwan

  • Deputy General Director, CCL/ITRI

Dr. Vincent WS Chen

  • Project Co-Chair, National IPv6 Deployment and Development Program

  • Chair, Promotion Area, IPv6 Forum Taiwan

Dr. Han-Chieh Chao

  • Deputy Director, NICI IPv6 R&D division

  • Co-chair, Technical Area, IPv6 Forum Taiwan

Working Groups

Short-term, problem-solving oriented working groups (WG) and will be structured as necessary. Initially,

  • Guidelines WG

  • Promotion WG

  • Data Collection WG

» Working Groups


2003-2004 : The IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan
2004-2005 : Korea
2005-2006 : China
2006-2008 : Taiwan
2008-2010 : Malaysia
2010-2012 : APNIC, Chair: Tony Hill (ISOC-AU)

*Chair: Prof Dr Sureswaran Ramadass, Director, National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (email:
Co-Chair Malaysia APv6TF Chapter: Pn. Norsuzana Harun, Manager, T & I, MYNIC Berhad
Secretariat: Ms. Awinder Kaur, National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia (


Fiscal Year 2004 Action Items

Quarterly TF meetings (proposed - to be held as necessary)

  • 12-14 April 2004 - Beijing (China Summit)

  • 4-6 July 2004 - Seoul (Korea Summit)

  • 16-18 November 2004 - Tokyo (Global IP Exchange)

  • 21-24 February 2005 - Kyoto (APRICOT 2005)

Coordination of 3rd IPv6 Summit in AP

  • 23-24 February 2005 - Kyoto (APRICOT 2005)

Establishment of WGs

  • Guidelines WG

  • Promotion WG

  • Data Collection WG

Release of [General Deployment and Transition Guidelines]

Release of [Diffusion Metrics]