Conference – Future of the Internet in Mongolia

Event details

Starts 21 October 2010
Finishes 21 October 2010
Location Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Venue Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ulaanbaatar
Description The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), in collaboration with the Government of Mongolia, MobiCom and MobiNet, held a one-day conference on the 21 October 2010 at Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The conference focused on the evolution of the Internet with the theme ‘Future of the Internet in Mongolia’.

Mongolia is one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia Pacific region and is fast becoming an influential Internet stakeholder. The rapid Internet growth in Mongolia is reshaping the way business is run. Local conditions require local solutions, assisted and informed by the technical expertise and policy experience of leading Internet community experts. The mutual benefits of this approach are clear. Local Internet communities get exposure to Internet issues of global and regional importance, and access to world class technology and policy experts.

The challenges of improving Internet growth are multifaceted and interrelated, particularly in developing countries like Mongolia. They include, for example, managing critical internet resources, the regulatory and policy environment for information and telecommunications services, access to technical skills and knowledge, language diversity, and reliability of basic infrastructure and services.

This conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia will bring together local and international policy and technical experts, government, network operators, the private sector and the user community to discuss and deliberate on the current state of Internet. It will highlight some of the challenges and opportunities as the Internet scales towards a user base of two billion and beyond, including some of the emerging issues that could affect Internet use and growth in Mongolia.

08:00 – 09:00 Free registration
09:00 – 10:30 Inaugural session – Keynote

Moderator: Mr Munkhbold Udval, Director, TPD, MobiCom Speakers:

  • Mr BOLOR.D, CEO, MobiCom Corporation
    Mr. Enkhsaikhan.M, CEO, MobiNet
  • Mr Munkhbold Udval, Director, TPD, MobiCom Corporation
  • Mr Sansar.J, Chairman, Information,
    Communications, Technology and Post Authority
  • Mr Munkhbat.B, Director, Communication Regulatory Commission
  • Mr German Valdez, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
10:30 – 11:00 Morning tea break – Hosted by MobiCom & MobiNet
11:00 – 12:30 Technical session:

Coordinator: Mr Srinivas (Sunny) Chendi, APNIC, Australia

  • Supporting Internet growth and evolution: Mr German Valdez, APNIC, Australia slides
  • IPv6 deployment cases: Mr Matsuzaki Yoshinobu, IIJ, Japan slides
  • *Internet Exchange and Peering: Mr Bill Woodcock, PCH, USA slides
  • DNS Security: Mr Champika Wijayatunga, APNIC, Australia slides
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch – Hosted by MobiCom & MobiNet
14:00 – 15:30 Internet Policy, Governance, and Multilingualism:

Coordinator: Mr Srinivas (Sunny) Chendi, APNIC, Australia

  • *Internet users’ role in Internet Governance: Dr Hong Xue, APRALO slides
  • Internationalized domain names: Ms Jian Zhang, APTLD slides
  • *Internet Policy and regulations: Ms Christine Runnegar, ISOC slides
  • Introduction to ICANN and Policy Development: Mr Save Vocea, ICANN slides
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon tea break – Hosted by MobiCom & MobiNet
16:00 – 16:50 Panel discussion – Future of Internet in Mongolia

Moderator: Mr. Munkhbold.Udval, MobiCom

  • Mr Munkhbat.B, CRC
  • Mr Amgalanbat.B, ICTPA
  • Mr Sukhbaatar.Yo, NITP
  • Mr Enkhsaikhan.M, MobiNet
  • Mr Batbold.T, CRC
  • Mr Bayarsaikhan.V, “MOSA” NGO
  • Ms Tsetsegulzii.Ya, “Tsahim Medleg” NGO
16:30 – 17:00 Final remarks and Vote of Thanks: Mr Enkhsaikhan Munkhjargalan, CEO, MobiNet LLC
18:00 – 21:00 Networking dinner – Hosted by APNIC
Sponsor Supported by the Government of Mongolia


General Sponsor:

Hosted & Organized

Sponsors and participants

Training Internet Resource Management (IRM) – 1 day

IPv6 Workshop – 2 days

When: 18 – 20 October 2010