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  • Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 11:51:46 +0800


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Subject: [Enum] Formation of APEET
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 11:40:02 +0800
From: James Seng jseng@localhost
To: enum@localhost

Singapore, July 19, 2004 - [CNNIC] (China Network Information Center),
[JPRS] (Japan Registry Service), [KRNIC] (Korea Network Information
Center), [SGNIC] (Singapore Network Information Center) and [TWNIC]
(Taiwan Network Information Center) today announced the formation of
Asia Pacific ENUM Engineering Team (APEET), an informal technical
project team formed to coordinate and synergize ENUM activities in the
Asia Pacific region.

The proposal to form APEET was discussed during an ENUM BoF
(Birds-of-a-Feather) session at APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet
Conference on Operational Technologies) in February 2004. Founding
member organizations of APEET shared a common vision that as a
collective group, they will be able to achieve greater community
awareness and better interoperability of ENUM-based trials.

"ENUM allows IP devices to be assigned a telephone number which is
globally interoperable," says James Seng, Chairman of APEET. "It is a
key enabling technology for seamless IP Telephony which will greatly
benefit the end-users."

Before the formation of APEET, each member organization has been
conducting its own ENUM trials, most of which are isolated trials
conducted within each member organization’s country/region. With the
formation of APEET, member organizations will be able to implement
technical solutions that facilitate ENUM trials across Asia Pacific.

"We are extremely excited about the formation of this much needed
organization," says Hiro Hotta, Director JPRS. "We are ready to bring
ENUM trials to the next level."

One of APEET's key project is to implement a live ENUM trial at APRICOT
2005, Kyoto, Japan. The live trial will allow hundreds of APRICOT
participants to experience IP Telephony using wireless SIP Phones and
calling each another with standard 10-key telephone interface via ENUM.
The live trial, believed to be the first of its kind, will serve to
demonstrate and educate the technical community on the power,
capabilities and feasibility of ENUM together with SIP.

"This looks like one of the most exciting events of 2005 with a
demonstration of technologies to rock Asia Pacific", says Richard
Shockey, co-Chair of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) ENUM Working
Group.

The formation of APEET has been well received by the Industry. (APNIC)
Asia Pacific Network Information Center has extended its goodwill to
host DNS records of "apenum.org" – the selected "golden root" of APEET
technical trials. APEET is also fortunate to have individual experts
member such as Richard Shockey.

APEET welcomes all Asia Pacific ccTLD administrators (or its designated
representatives) to join and contribute towards the success of ENUM
adoption in Asia Pacific.

For more information, please visit http://www.apenum.org

Media Contact:

James Seng
jseng@localhost

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