The Internet Governance Conference, held in Islamabad, focused on addressing critical issues in Internet governance and resource allocation in the Asia-Pacific region. The event brought together industry leaders, experts, government officials, and stakeholders from the telecommunications and information technology sector.
Notable speakers included Sylvia Cadena, CEO of the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Foundation, who highlighted the Foundation’s focus on projects in Pakistan’s social sector. Director General of APNIC, Paul Wilson, also shared insights.
Caretaker Federal Minister for IT & Telecom, Dr. Umar Saif, emphasized the urgency of addressing Internet governance challenges and the potential of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Pakistan.
Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Major General (R) Hafeez Ur Rehman, stated their commitment to resolving Internet Governance issues through collaboration with various organizations, including APNIC, ISOC, and ICANN.
The conference highlighted the importance of transitioning to IPv6 to increase broadband penetration in Pakistan and covered topics such as regional and global Internet governance, Internet Exchange Points (IXP), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), and capacity-building activities for network operators and stakeholders.