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Building Realistic Simulator to Enhance Internet Satellite Links in the Pacific Islands


Remote locations such as many Pacific Islands face a significant challenge to access reliable and fast Internet connectivity. Shared narrowband Internet satellite links are a staple in many islands of the South Pacific. They often underperform due to the difficulties that the dominant Internet transport protocol TCP faces in estimating the available capacity across the … Continue reading Building Realistic Simulator to Enhance Internet Satellite Links in the Pacific Islands

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar


ISIF Asia 2016 Grant recipient, Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF) implemented a project to provide equal access to the information society in Myanmar. The project team identified that the general population at Myanmar will benefit from increased access to digital, information literacy, and critical thinking skills. Therefore, efforts were undertaken by MBAPF to … Continue reading Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar

Peta Bencana at the 12th Internet Governance Forum


The 12th IGF was the first IGF for Peta Bencana and specifically for myself. I found that the topics for the sessions at the IGF were very diverse. The pre-event (Day 0) was already packed with discussions. I went to a workshop session “Working Toward Universal Access: Educate, Engage and Empower” organised by The Institute of … Continue reading Peta Bencana at the 12th Internet Governance Forum

ISIF Asia at the Internet Governance Forum 2017


The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brings together representatives from civil society, academia, private sector, government and the technical community as equals, to discuss about public policy issues relating to the development of the Internet. It is a unique space that informs and inspires. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges … Continue reading ISIF Asia at the Internet Governance Forum 2017

Computer Emergency Response Team established in Tonga


As the first national CERT in the Pacific Islands, certTonga was established in July 2016, in order to provide “A safe and secure digital environment for the Kingdom of Tonga and its citizens”. The team aimed at conducting incident handling, performing vulnerability handling, and providing security consultation and advice at Tonga and greater Pacific. The … Continue reading Computer Emergency Response Team established in Tonga

ISIF Asia Award and Grant winners 2017


Innovative improvements to flood mapping, health services, IoT security, traffic management and satellite connectivity were the ISIF Asia 2017 winners. The funding recipients receive AUD 160,000 to support research and development of Internet technologies for the benefit of the Asia Pacific. The five winners were: An app to crowdsource flood maps for disaster management. A platform to … Continue reading ISIF Asia Award and Grant winners 2017

Rafi can now read on his own


Saifuddin Rafi, one of the four million visually impaired people in Bangladesh, is studying in class XI at Patiya Government College in Chittagong. His study started in a specialized school (Government Muradpur School for the Blind) in Chittagong. But, after completing primary level, he got admitted into ‘Union Krishi School and College’ in Patiya nearby … Continue reading Rafi can now read on his own

Apply now! 155K AUD available to support Internet development for 2017


AUD 145,000 is available across three grant categories, and AUD 10,000 for one award, through an open and competitive process. ISIF Asia focuses on supporting organisations, people and ideas that are contributing to the development of the Internet and highlight its social and economic impact in the Asia Pacific. Applications are open from today until 30 … Continue reading Apply now! 155K AUD available to support Internet development for 2017

The Transition and Deployment of IPv6 in Australia and China


By Vannak Lach Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the future resolution to deal with the long-anticipated problem of the current Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address exhaustion and intendedly to replace IPv4 in the future. IP is the central protocol in the Internet. Each device connected to the Internet must have a unique IP … Continue reading The Transition and Deployment of IPv6 in Australia and China

Simulating satellite Internet traffic to a small island Internet provider


A significant number of islands are too remote to make submarine cable Internet connections economical. We’re looking mostly at the Pacific, but islands like these exist elsewhere, too. There are also remote places on some continents, and of course there are cruise ships, which can’t connect to cables while they’re underway. In such cases, the … Continue reading Simulating satellite Internet traffic to a small island Internet provider