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Asia Pacific Internet Summit starts in Nepal; ends February 28th

By Bishal Deep Basnet on Feb 25,2018 - 13:56

The Asia Pacific Internet Summit APRICOT 2018 is currently underway in Nepal. The even has seen quite the huge participation from 990 people from across the world. This is set to cross the record in the summit's history. The summit has been happening for 22 years now.

There are 250 Nepalis in the event, which is the largest participation from a single country. Internet Exchange Nepal, the host of the event, says that there are also 271 participants from the rest of the SAARC region. 

The event has seen groups of participants from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China, Singapore, USA, and the UK. The event started on February 19. 

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Some attendees from as far as the African continent are also attending the event. The event is set to conclude on February 28.

The first phase of the event concluded with 190 trainees gaining hands-on training from experts on Internet of Things (IoT), Security, Network Management, and Routing.

The formal opening of the event is happening today (Feb. 25). Bidya Sundar Shakya, the Mayor of Kathmandu, will be opening the event, welcoming all the global participants to the capital city.

This event is supported by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) in the public sector, and local IT organizations like Nepal Network Operators Group (NPNOG), Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN), Federation of Computer Associations of Nepal (FCAN) and the Internet Society (Nepal Chapter).

Amir Khan, the co-founder of Viptela, will be the opening keynote speaker at the conference.

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