HKNGIS will be inaugurated on March 9, 2010.
Details of the Inauguration Programme - The Next
Generation Internet for Hong Kong
In its first year of operation, The Hong Kong Next
Generation Internet Society (HKNGIS) plans to promote the
establishment of the Hong Kong Next Generation Internet
Society to the IT community in Hong Kong and to lay a strong
foundation for the future development of the society. The
Directors and founding members have met on November 12,
2008, to discuss the work plan in detail and agreed to set
up the following target for the year 2009:
1. To organize an inaugural meeting to introduce the
formation and objectives of HKNGIS:
The aim is to make known the formation of the HKNGIS and the
objectives of the society to the Hong Kong community through
an inaugural meeting of the HKNGIS. Participants will be
invited from the government officials, academic community,
IT industry, schools etc. Expert speakers from the NGI
community will be invited to introduce the development of
NGI in other regions, which could include experts from
CERNET (China Education and Research Network), CNGI (China
Next Generation Internet), Internet2, IPv6 Forum, etc.
2. To organize a technical session to introduce IPv6
(Internet Protocol Version 6) to the local IT industry and
how to set up IPv6 in an organization:
The aim is to familiarize the local IT industry on the NGI
and IPv6 technologies through technical seminars, to provide
guidelines to industry players on setting up the support for
IPv6 in an organization and to promote IPv6 deployment and
usage in Hong Kong.
3. To arrange one or two site visits to organizations with
IPv6 set up:
The aim is to familiarize society members with the current
state of IPv6 deployment in Hong Kong. Possible
organizations could include OGCIO (Office of the Government
Chief Information Office), CyberPort, Universities,
Hutchison, Wharf T&T etc
4. To initiate a project with an aim to establish a platform
for introducing IPv6 to the Hong Kong community, including
the IT industry, the government, the academia and the
public, for pilot testing Next Generation Internet
The aim is to gather seed funding to establish an
experimental platform for supporting pilot testing of NGI
and IPv6 applications so as to promote the development and
deployment of Next Generation Internet applications in Hong
Kong. Through this project, it is aimed to promote the
awareness and use of IPv6 to the IT sector and the community
in Hong Kong and to establish a low cost platform for the
SME IT developers to develop innovative applications in this
future Next Generation Internet platform for supporting
business and commercial use.
5. To undertake a survey on the use of IPv6 in HK:
The aim is to carry out a survey to gauge the extent of use
of IPv6 in Hog Kong which could help the Society to
formulate its plan in the future.
6. To set up a website for HKNGIS.
The aim is to form a focal point to introduce the work of
the HKNGIS and to attract potential participants to join the
work of the society.
7. To promote membership of HKNGIS.
The aim is to get more IT developers and the community of
Hong Kong who are interested in the work of the HKNGIS to
join the Society and to establish a core group of people
working together to foster the aims of the society.