The Internet's Technical Success Factors

Part 1 - Lead Organizer


Contact Person

Pablo Hinojosa

Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate)



Strategic Engagement Director



Economy of Residence


Primary Stakeholder Group

Technical Community


Part 2 - Session Proposal

Your proposal is for

Main Conference (Day 1-3)

Session Title

The Internet's Technical Success Factors



Session Format


Where do you plan to organize your session?

Virtual / online

Specific Issues for Discussion

APNIC and LACNIC, the Regional Internet Registries that manage the Internet number resources in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, have commissioned Analysys Mason to study the technical success factors of the Internet today. The study seeks to understand several key issues, such as: - What are the key technical factors that have contributed to a successful competitive environment for the Internet to flourish? - How should the Internet of today be described in an objective manner? - What are the Internet statistics or measurements that would help to describe the Internet as it is? - Can the technical factors of the current Internet’s success help us determine if the Internet is fit for purpose for the future? During this showcase meeting, we seek to engage the APrIGF community in a multistakeholder dialogue to share the results of the study, receive feedback from the community about its conclusions, and find the best ways to share its findings widely.

Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF

Throughout the Internet’s 50-year evolution, the technical community has developed new technologies and protocols such as HTTPS, BGP, IPv6, DNSSEC, and others to continuously upgrade Internet standards and protocols. While these technological innovations have contributed to the Internet’s widespread adoption and growth, recent proposals are instead seeking to replace components of the Internet with the (unintended) consequence of creating fragmentation and undermining trust. Arguments for and against such proposals are often based around idealised concepts and expectations of the Internet rather than focusing on objective assessments of the Internet’s technical features or weaknesses. This showcase session will introduce the findings of the study and discuss a refreshed understanding of the Internet as it is implemented around the world today, with special focus in the Asia-Pacific region. It will provide an open space for the Asia-Pacific Internet community to discuss their thoughts about the evolution of the Internet and its development.

Methodology / Agenda

- Introduction to problem statement (5 mins) - Presentation of the Study on the Internet’s Technical Success Factors by Analysis Mason (15 mins) - Facilitated dialogue with community (40 mins) * Open discussion to receive reactions to the Study * Breakout groups according to focus areas (either pre-selected or discussed at the session) * Summary of breakout groups and proposed path forward

Please provide 3 subject matter tags that best describe your session.

#BGP #NewIP #itiswhatitis


Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)

Name Designation Organization Economy of Residence Stakeholder Group Gender Status of Confirmation
Moderator (Primary) Pablo Hinojosa Strategic Engagement Director APNIC Australia Technical Community Male Confirmed
Moderator (Back-up) Joyce Chen Senior Advisor - Strategic Engagement APNIC Singapore Technical Community Female Confirmed
Speaker 1 Michael Kende Senior Adviser Analysys Mason Switzerland Private Sector Male Confirmed
Speaker 2 Julia Allford Associate Consultant Analysys Mason UK Private Sector Female Confirmed
Speaker 3 Paul Wilson Director General APNIC Australia Technical Community Male Confirmed
Speaker 4 Amund Kvalbein Partner Analysys Mason Norway Private Sector Male Confirmed


Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.

This is a showcase session to present the results of a study commissioned to Analysys Mason after an open call for proposals. See: Before the session, there will be active communication about the progress of the study. At the start of the session, there will be a 15 minute presentation by the authors of the study. After this presentation, a facilitated discussion will take place with the APrIGF community to gauge its reactions and interpretations about the study. Of special attention is how this study describes the Internet's technical success factors in Asia-Pacific. The most important part of this session is the discussion and the reactions of the audience after hearing a progress report and some preliminary results of the study. The feedback gathered to this session will influence the conclusions of the study before it is released.